Meet Kevin Abrahams

Meet Kevin Abrahams

My name is Kevin Abrahams and I am a fitter mechanic on board the Africa Mercy. My journey started when the Africa Mercy came to Cape Town some years ago and was docked at the Waterfront.  One day I decided to tour the ship with my grandson to see what it was all...
Standing Tall:  Ulrich’s Story

Standing Tall: Ulrich’s Story

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” someone asked 12-year-old Ulrich. “I want to be tall like my friends,” he answered with a smile. Even experienced nurses onboard the Africa Mercy had never seen a case quite like Ulrich’s.  He was born with dislocated knees...
Salematu’s Miracle

Salematu’s Miracle

It all started with a toothache. Salematu was 24 when she first noticed the pain in her mouth. As a first-year nursing student, she knew she should go to the dentist, but she was struggling. She had just lost her husband unexpectedly, leaving her with two young...
Rekindled Dreams: Samory’s Story

Rekindled Dreams: Samory’s Story

Samory never imagined that neglecting a toothache would result in a facial tumor that threatened to take away his dreams and his life. Four years after the toothache began, the once healthy 25-year-old was a shell of who he once was, as his tumor grew and his...
Meet Walter Pretorius

Meet Walter Pretorius

“Skilled or unskilled, medical professional or not, Mercy Ships has a role for everyone with the right calling.” If you thought Mercy Ships only recruits volunteers with medical qualifications, meet Walter Pretorius. Originally an accountant, he held a series of...