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.

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

Nabinty Pre Op

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


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