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Catching Up With Christelle … Seven Years Later!

Posted on April 24, 2017 / ,

Seven years ago, 11-year-old Christelle climbed the gangway of the Africa Mercy with her mom. A cleft lip and palate had stolen her self-confidence, and she had felt like an outcast as she hid from stares and jeers. Many emotions …excitement, nervousness, fear of the unknown … raced through her mind as she took each step. With hands gripped together tightly, Christelle and her mom hoped and prayed for a miracle as they stepped onto the ship and put their trust in the care of strangers.

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Stena Line enters into a long-term partnership with Mercy Ships.

Posted on March 17, 2017 /

Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership. The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its passengers and partners.

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A Fist Bump For Fandresena

Posted on July 22, 2015 / ,

When I met five-year-old Fandresena he couldn’t use his right hand to give me a fist bump – a popular greeting similar in meaning to a high five. Two years earlier the cheeky little boy was caught in a house fire that severely burned his right hand.

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A New View of Scars

Posted on July 22, 2015 / ,

Three years ago, Windy was sleeping at home. Alone. The electricity had gone out, so a candle had been lit instead. Unfortunately, the candle was too close to the mosquito net that enclosed Windy.

Hot, merciless flames created the story that we now see.

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Statement regarding Nepal tragedy

Posted on May 4, 2015 /

We are grateful that none of the families of our Nepali Gurkha security crew onboard the Africa Mercy in Madagascar were harmed, although some report damage to their homes. We pray that God will protect them from any further aftershocks and for the ongoing massive humanitarian efforts currently under way in their nation.

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Oceane

Posted on January 27, 2015 /

When Philomen saw her baby after the surgery, she was speechless. The mass was gone! She alternated between contented smiles and joyful tears as she looked in wonder at her beautiful baby with the white turban of bandages.

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Jordis’s Chance

Posted on January 27, 2015 /

Eight-year-old Jordis’ photograph should be next to the word boy in the dictionary. While onboard the Africa Mercy, Jordis and his best buddy, Chadrac, entertained the patients and nurses with an improv dance party – a combination of boys hopping, balloons bouncing, and giggles echoing.

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Smiling Ismael

Posted on December 23, 2014 /

It is no accident that Ismael’s name sounds like “smile.” This cutie is basically a human-shaped bottle of smiles. When we first met him, we got blasted with an exuberant, “HELLOOO!” and “ISMAAAEL!”

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Returning to Madagascar

Posted on December 18, 2014 /

Mercy Ships Executive Board has confirmed acceptance of an invitation by the government of Madagascar to continue serving the people of this island nation with the services of its hospital ship the Africa Mercy through summer of 2016.

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