Patient stories of hope
Houssainatou’s childhood was defined by a painful tumor that had grown steadily in her mouth since she was a toddler. By the time she was 8 years old, it protruded so severely that she couldn’t even smile. Her father kept her home from school and worried he’d have to watch his daughter struggle and die at an early age.
It has been a year of miracles this year! Because of people like you, so many children and adults are no longer suffering from disfiguring and life-threatening tumors! Now those burdened with shame from conditions outside of their control can live free once again. Because of people like you, the lame can walk, and the blind can see!
With a smile that was quick to come and slow to leave, little Tene captured Mariam’s heart immediately.
Volunteer stories of mercy
Today, Milo Falsing is the volunteer captain of that very ship
Denise never knew the opportunities she would discover volunteering with Mercy Ships.
Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.
"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."
40 years of healing the world's poor
How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.
Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.
Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.
Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.
Mercy Ships Blog
Our newest ship, the Global Mercy, will soon join our fleet as the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship. This ship was built by drawing on our 40 years of organizational experience. Once she joins the Mercy Ships fleet, the Global Mercy will more than double our surgical and training capacity, and it is expected … Continued
Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.