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Funding my trips on the Mercy Ships has not been difficult

Meet one of the nurse volunteers who has travelled the world for up to a month at a time.

Meet one of the nurse volunteers who has travelled the world for up to a month at a time

I trained as a children’s nurse in York for three years, working on a ward for five years. Throughout my career, I kept returning to Mercy Ships because I am passionate about helping people without access to hospitals.

On the four times that I have volunteered, from nine-day to four-week placements, I’ve done general surgery such as hernias, lipomas and goitres, plastics to reduce movement restriction and, recently, orthopaedic surgery.

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