Transformed lives

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Patient stories

Behind every statistic is a story, a life – a person waiting for hope and healing and a better future. Mercy Ships exists as a compassionate response to a world in need. 

Discover the stories of people whose lives have been transformed when they found both hope and healing on board.

Patientin Mairamou

Sieben Jahre litt Mairamou unter Ausgrenzung und Einsamkeit. Mercy Ships schenkte ihr ein neues Lachen.

Story of Aliou

A fire left 3-year old Aliou with third-degree burns on his right arm. With limited access to proper medical care, his arm contracted.

Zackaria: Eye Surgery on a Hospital Ship

Meet Zackaria: Thanks to a Mercy Ships hospital ship, a young boy’s eyesight is restored. Discover his story here!


Kadidja A New Smile and A New Future After a Surgery Onboard a Hospital Ship A Child Like any Other At first glance, Kadidja is just like any other child. The 4-year-old girl is happy and energetic. She loves to dance, play, and eat good food. She brightens up any room with her fearless energy […]

Adam Zidane: Life-changing surgery on board a hospital ship

Meet Adam Zidane! Discover the life-changing surgery of Adam onboard our hospital ships in Africa with Mercy Ships.

Emmanuel: A life-changing surgical intervention

Meet Emmanuel! Discover one of our patient’s journey on our hospital ships in Africa with Mercy Ships.

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