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Living According to Our Call

  • Mon, Jul 20, 2015

zakael

What would you be willing to give up to change the life of a loved one? 

A recent blog from Mercy Ships® entitled "What a Difference a Week Makes" tells the story of Zakael, a seven-year-old boy from Madagascar.

Zakael developed a cyst on his neck shortly after birth, and his family was desperate to have the deformity removed but did not have the means to get it treated. 

After seven years, Mercy Ships® showed up!  Zahael, Zakael's father, stepped out in faith by deciding to take his son to the ship, selling the family's last remaining treasures ...

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Mercy Ships® Returns from Madagascar

  • Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Mercy Ships® Life-changers
"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:

Mercy Ships® Madagascar Team"Our ...

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Celebrating Nurses on National Nurses Day

  • 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® ...

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