After 2 days flying from Florida to Charlotte to London, then Madrid then finally arriving to Dakar, Senegal, Africa, we boarded the Africa Mercy Ship at Midnight.
We have to wash our hands thoroughly before boarding the medical ship.
We completed our on boarding paperwork.
A cold dinner plate awaits each of us with our names written on the plastic cover.
Our cozy cabin sleeps two for a couple. Very nice, clean and comfortable. A nice touch is our cabin is one flight of stairs above the operating room so Dr Kondrot can just walk down the stairs in be in the OR every morning at 7 AM.
Our cabin door has our picture and names and all kinds of welcoming notes and other doctors and teams wanting to meet with us tomorrow to go over the surgical schedule for next week.
We will be busy!
We feel right at home. This is our second year returning on this wonderful medical ship, the biggest non governmental medical ship in the world.
We are tired, sleepy, hungry but very happy to be back and we know many people will be very happy to have their eyes operated on next week.
We are so honored to serve on the Mercy ships. It is an experience of a lifetime and we are so happy to be invited back every year to serve at a different country in Africa!
The work continue steady. After one week on the Mercy ship in Africa, Dr. Kondrot is happy with the patients outcome. Before sending them home they are checked for one last post op check up and most of them also receive a yag laser session to clear out all scar tissue so they can have clear vision. We have one more week of work then we will head home right around Easter to celebrate with the family!
Happy for many blind patients regaining their sight and now have a new life again!
The Eye Surgical Team supporting Dr Kondrot gathers in the morning in the hallway in front of the operating room and prays together as a team for blessings for a successful surgical day.
Praying for a good day for the surgeon to bring eye sight back to the poor blind who are coming for help. Praying that there is no complication in surgery.
Praying for a good day for the hard working team who are on their feet all day to take care of the patients and make sure the instruments are sterilized, that the supplies are ready for the surgeries and that the patients are properly taken cared of.
Praying for the patients who are coming in to have good result, to see again, to regain their independence and go back to their lives and be productive again to take care of themselves and their families.
🌈🌈👍👍🇬🇳 Mercy Ship mission trip 🇬🇳🌈🌈
Dr Kondrot has arrived and is boarding the Africa Mercy Ship docked out of Conakry, Guinea.
He will be the surgeon managing the ophthalmology OR until Easter Sunday.
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Our next mission is on a most remarkable hospital ship!
The Africa Mercy
Volunteers from over 49 nations have served onboard the Africa Mercy, which was acquired in 1999 and refurbished specifically for the Mercy Ships mission. It is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, effectively more than doubling the annual medical capacity of her predecessors.
💚❤️💜💛 2019 Mission trips announcement! ✈️ We are honored to be part of the Mercy ships family🚢. We will be bringing our skills to the operating room of the Africa Mercy ship🛳, the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, docked outside of Conakry, Guinea⚓️. We will be bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Our date of departure is April 2019. ⛴To learn more about Dr. Kondrot mission trips, please go to www.healingtheeye.com