Patient stories of hope

Read Sekouba's Story

A growing tumor inside Sekouba's mouth impaired his breathing, then threatened his life.

Read Gamai’s Story

She was just a toddler when painful burns all but destroyed her arms and dreams. All Gamai wanted was to be like other little girls.

Read Adama's Story

Adama was blind for nearly a year. She'd never seen her babies' faces. She thought this was her fate, forever.

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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

The Africa Mercy Arrives in Senegal, Aug, 15

    This month marks the second time that the Port of Dakar has welcomed a Mercy Ship to its shore. This time it is the Africa Mercy – the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe surgical care. This floating hospital is staffed by over 400 volunteers, who give their expertise … Continued

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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.