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MERCY SHIPS SIERRA LEONE – FIFTH AND LAST DAY ABOARD THE GLOBAL MERCY

Our day began with a visit to the ship’s state-of-the-art pharmacy, an enlightening experience. Medicines of all kinds were meticulously stored and regularly updated in digital cabinets, and some of them required dual authentication to ensure constant supervision.

We felt the desire to say goodbye to the children in the wards, and we assured them that they would remain in our hearts forever. Some hugged us and asked us to “stay”, while mothers expressed their gratitude and good wishes for our journey home.

They know that without the support of distant donors, all of this becomes impossible.

The privilege of contributing to Mercy Ships, whether through tangible or intangible means such as communication and advocacy, filled us with immense joy and satisfaction.

Before leaving, we gathered in the international lounge room to witness the discharge of some patients with cataract who had been operated on.

We offered prayers and songs, listened to their stories and shared in their faith, a powerful reminder to keep an unwavering hope in the Lord.

Mercy Ship puts together individuals from different countries, with different religions, cultures and languages, who work with a single purpose, that of bringing happiness through healing, thus giving their patients a new life.

Dances, music, joy and heartfelt farewells punctuated our departure. We were sad to leave. After an arduous 24-hour journey, we came back to Geneva.

Donating to Mercy Ships continues to fill us with joy. For us, as Knights and Dames of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, this is a privilege, and every contribution, no matter how small, is like a drop that adds up to an ocean – one in which the two Mercy Ships hospital ships find their rightful place.

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