Patient stories of hope

Helping Hands for Tene

With a smile that was quick to come and slow to leave, little Tene captured Mariam’s heart immediately.

A Bigger World: Aicha’s Story

Aicha’s larger-than-life curiosity was on display — just because she couldn’t see the world around her, didn’t mean she wasn’t already leaving her mark on it.

Read M'Mah Benessa's Story

A small lump became a dangerous tumor on M’Mah Benessa’s face. If left untreated, she could lose her sight, and her eye.

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Volunteer stories of mercy

One last ride to serve others

Today, Milo Falsing is the volunteer captain of that very ship

Denise Ngum, Electrician.Adventure of a lifetime

Denise never knew the opportunities she would discover volunteering with Mercy Ships.

A tangible hope

Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.

Mercy Ships nurse volunteer tells her storyNursing Africa to health

"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."

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40 years of healing the world's poor

Mercy Ships female African patient smilingMercy in action

How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.

Why we serve the poor

Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.

Don & Deyon Stephens founders of Mercy ShipsFrom dream to reality

Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.

Mercy Ships volunteer doctor operates on patientTraining local doctors

Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.

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Mercy Ships Blog

Working for Change, Nov, 18

Dr. Payam Afzali’s Story   While Dr. Payam Afzali had heard of Mercy Ships in the past, it was a presentation by Dr. Gary Parker, Mercy Ships Chief Medical Officer, that resulted in a unique experience for the maxillofacial specialist. “He spoke candidly about the patients he had treated and the ‘before and after’ (images) … Continued

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Mercy Minute

Don Stevens - Mercy Minute

Don Stephens

Founder, Mercy Ships

Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.