- Tue, Jun 9, 2015
"You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it." —Unknown
Mercy Ships® clearly and intentionally embodies the deepest meaning of this quote. Last week, the crew ended its 217-day stay in Madagascar. Many life-changing surgeries, conversations, and learning opportunities transpired during the field service.
Check out these stats from the trip:
In the operating room ... 1267 surgeries
In the health education courses ... 318 participants
In the health care education mentoring program ... 50 participants
From the orthopedics team ... 55 surgeries
Total patients ... over 5,000
On Facebook last week, Mercy Ships® posted:
- Wed, May 6, 2015
Today is a special day set aside to honor those men and women who work long and exhausting hours for the sake of our health. It's National Nurses Day—the kickoff of National Nurses Week (May 6-12, every year).
During National Nurses Week, Mercy Ships® has the profound privilege of commending thousands of nurses who have volunteered aboard its hospital ships since 1978. What a legacy!
Check out these astounding Mercy Ships® stats—possible because of the nurses who serve:
78,000: amount of free surgeries provided to patients
183,000: people who learned basic healthcare from Mercy Ships® ...