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Set Sail, Me Hearties!

Set Sail, Me Hearties!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Blog, Reflecting | 0 comments

Yaharrr! That’s all the pirate talk ye be gettin’ outta me, ye scurvy dogs! Wait… wow, that’s hard to break out of. Avast! Let’s be tryin’ that again! Ahem, sheesh. So if you couldn’t guess already, we’re out to sea and I’m loving every minute. This is actually my ninth voyage with the Africa Mercy, and...

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Hosting the BBC in Santa Cruz

Hosting the BBC in Santa Cruz

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 4 comments

So as far as job titles go, mine sounds pretty important: Public Relations Coordinator. It’s a fancy way of saying I get to make friends with cool visitors and act as their conduit to friendship with my crewmates on board the Africa Mercy. Take a team wanting to make a documentary, get them everything they need, and keep from interrupting life on the...

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The Canary Islands – A Poem

The Canary Islands – A Poem

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

Here’s a little haiku for you as I get brought up to speed on my new job in the Canary Islands: Canary Islands Volcanic continental Somehow part of Spain And here’s one about what my future is looking like: Coordinate PR Rub elbows with the famous Say goodbye to sleep We’ll be setting sail in just three days! I can’t wait,...

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The Ship is [Still] Strange

The Ship is [Still] Strange

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Blog, Reflecting | 0 comments

So I’ve already seen a flotilla giving thanks to the Vigin Mary for a bountiful harvest of fish this year (or as Josh put it, a ‘fishful’ harvest). Aside from that, there’s not too much going on outside the ship that’s particularly notable. But the ship itself, and my fresh experience moving on board again after a year away,...

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Giving All You’ve Got (AFM Patient Story)

Giving All You’ve Got (AFM Patient Story)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Blog, Patient Stories | 0 comments

The following patient story was written by Catherine Clark Murphy and is unaltered in its presentation. You’d better find a translator quick – because Hasanatu has a lot to say. Known affectionately by crew as Mama H, Hasanatu had surgery in January to remove a massive facial tumor. Pull up a chair, and she will tell you all about her favorite food (rice),...

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