Season 1, Episode 17

A Nurse Serving in Her Home Country

Learn more about the role our screen teams play in finding patients, Christelle’s blessing of telling patients they would receive surgery, and how her Mercy Ships family will be a part of her life forever.

 

Hosts & Guests

Raeanne Newquist

Nurse Christelle Echu

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Episode Show Notes

Christelle, a nurse from Cameroon, first heard about Mercy Ships when news spread of the Africa Mercy coming to her home country. She decided to volunteer as a translator in the hospital and was surprised to learn that the patients on board were not like the patients she had seen working in the local hospital. She discovered that many in her own country did not have access to affordable health care. Greatly impacted by this, Christelle decided to join the Africa Mercy crew as a screening nurse after the ship left Cameroon.

The transformation Christelle saw on board was not only in the lives of the patients, but in her own life as well. Now furthering her nursing education in the United States with the dream of going into anesthesia, Christelle shares with us about her Mercy Ships experience and how it influenced her decision to go back to school.

In this episode, you will learn more about the role our screen teams play in finding patients, Christelle’s blessing of telling patients they would receive surgery, and how her Mercy Ships family will be a part of her life forever.