Patient Stories

Discover the history and inspirational stories of the patients featured in Ship of Hope. Alya, Nabinty and Sema overcame enormous obstacles to find life-transforming, and even life-saving surgery onboard. Come along on their inspirational journeys.
Cire lo sq
Cire’s birthday.

It was a birthday he’ll never forget. On the morning of his 20th birthday, Cire was wheeled into the operating…


Despite the odds of finding Alya five years later in post-Ebola Guinea, his Kiwi surgeon searches for his patient. Dr…