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Out of Office

Out of Office

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in 1 Photo per Day, Blog | 0 comments

I’ll be spending some time between France and the States for the next few weeks, and it’s definitely just in time. After I’m done with this vacation I’ll be returning to the ship to pick back up with what media and donors will be visiting us on the ship. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year! If I come up...

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Revisiting Jeremiah’s Run-in with the Chinese

Revisiting Jeremiah’s Run-in with the Chinese

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Oh Jeremiah, whatever will you get yourself into next? This will forever be one of my favorite stories about my time in Congo – I don’t care what else happens while we’re here.   I’ll try to vlog a bit from the road here as I pack up and head to Paris next week, and then it’s off to the US of A for a much-needed holiday....

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We Have a Swedish Cooking Show on Board!

We Have a Swedish Cooking Show on Board!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

Unfortunately the chef couldn’t make it. Regardless, they’ve been a lot of fun so far, Muppets or no. The show is essentially a cooking and travel show, where the hostess (Anne Lundberg) and their chef board ships, cook for the crew, and visit new and exotic places. So it’s half cooking, half travel, and all ships (which makes for an...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Congo!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Congo!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I had an eloquent post saved as a draft in an email to myself, but it’s gone missing. The main point was that I’m grateful for all I was simply born into, including an education and access to healthcare. Opportunities. Safety. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I wish I could do it all justice, but I just got done with a four-week media team...

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The Privilege of Patients

The Privilege of Patients

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

During my first two years on board the Africa Mercy, I didn’t naturally get a lot of time to spend with the patients, especially in the regular course of my jobs. You might not realize this from half of the pictures that we release, but many of our day-to-day lives don’t revolve directly around our patients – even though all of our jobs...

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The Impact of Surgery in Africa

The Impact of Surgery in Africa

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Blog, Patient Stories | 2 comments

So far we’ve done 511 surgeries, which I think would be easy enough to tie directly into some statistic about how we’ve changed 511 lives so far this field service, but that would be short-sighted. One of the things that makes the impact of our work here on board the Africa Mercy difficult to quantify is the sheer magnitude restoring health to...

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