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Abu Dumbuya: BuBu’s Trial

Abu Dumbuya: BuBu’s Trial

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Blog, Patient Stories | 2 comments

So among the top requests were more patient stories. These are covered and created by our delightful marketing team on the ship, so they deserve full credit (their names at the bottom of the post). I’ll leave their story to you, I hope you enjoy it!...

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Observing Surgery on the AFM (GRAPHIC)

Observing Surgery on the AFM (GRAPHIC)

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in Blog, Personal Stories | 1 comment

So one of the major benefits of living in a hospital that specializes in surgery is getting to watch said surgeries. We have the opportunity to observe surgery once a year, and I managed to do so a few months ago. At the time there was still a lack of clarity as to the policy regarding what you could and could not post from surgery. It turns out you can...

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Sometimes Fire Drills Have Nothing to do with Fires

Sometimes Fire Drills Have Nothing to do with Fires

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Blog, Ship Stories | 1 comment

Here are some photos from the drill we were called to yesterday. It’s a strange one because there were no fires involved. Instead, members of the fire teams jumped in the water next to the ship (which is loaded with all sorts of nasty treats) to help rescue a diver. We took the drill nice and slow so everyone could understand their part and what to...

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Ten Months In and no Idea What to Write About

Ten Months In and no Idea What to Write About

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Blog, Reflecting | 4 comments

Today officially marks ten months against my two year commitment to Mercy Ships. If you include training I’ve been here over a year, but they start your commitment when you actually get to the ship. So ten months it is! And I have no idea what to write about. I haven’t been doing a very good job blogging, and for that I am sorry, but I feel...

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