We are waving to you, Togo! Last year #CBS sent a team to visit the #AfricaMercy in Lome, Togo. Tune in tonight on #60Minutes to catch the episode and see what life is really like onboard. #sailwithus #mercyships
From outcast to allstar: Abel’s legs used to be severly mishappen, bending backwards at the knee. His physical deformity meant that for years he knew “only pity.” After several corrective surgeries in Togo in 2010, Abel’s legs are now straight. He can walk to school by himself. He can go to his grandfather’s farm and to market. But if you need him, he’ll be on the soccer field. #sailwithus #mercyships
Help #MercyShips bring a sustainable future to Africa! Watch #60Minutes on CBS tomorrow. Check local listing! Like us on #Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mercyships #supportmercyships
Dr. Parker: “I remember saying to myself, when I get opportunity, I want to come, maybe for a few months and just see if I’m cut out of the right fabric for that kind of life [aboard a hospital ship].”
Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes: “And how long have you been here?”
Dr. Parker: “26 years.”
Did you know doctors and nurses pay their own way to be a part of #MercyShips? #SupportMercyShips and the work by doctors like Dr. Parker.
Don’t forget to watch 60 minutes tonight! Now I’m off to spend the day with Robert and Galen. It’s the 3 amigos last day together until next summer. Determined to be joyful because, Lord willing, we will meet again next summer. It’s not forever. I’m so grateful for the week we had together. I’m so grateful for the internet and phones and being able to speak to each other nearly everyday.