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.
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Alya

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

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Nabinty

Nabinty’s husband had died 10 years ago, and she was now the sole bread winner for her family. She would…

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Sema

Like boys the world over, Sema is fascinated by planes. As they flew over his home in Conakry, Guinea he…