Patient stories of hope
William searched for a cure for a full year. Finally, a physician diagnosed him with diabetes, a condition that affects how the body processes sugar. The damaging effects include the development of cataracts – as in William’s case. Insulin brought William’s diabetes under control, but it could not remove the cataracts.
Sandrins must stay home with her mother – left behind, as she often is, because of a foot deformity.
Born with severely deformed legs, Vanya was unable to run or play with other children.
Volunteer stories of mercy
"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."
"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."
"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."
"Any little part I can do to help is worth it."
35 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
Eighteen-year-old Fanjakely arrived at the Mercy Ships patient screening with a look of total despair in her eyes and unsmiling hopelessness on her face.
Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.