Season 1, Episode 5

Giving the Gift of Friendship

Brian shares powerful stories of walking alongside a patient through their final days, celebrating an unforgettable Christmas with his mother onboard, and many more moments that will uplift you.

Hosts & Guests

Raeanne Newquist

Dr. Brian Barki

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Episode Show Notes

Dr. Brian Barki is an anesthesiologist from Oklahoma who took his wife and three children to live onboard the Africa Mercy for four years. During his time of volunteering, Brian met some incredible patients that left a mark on his life. From taking Funky Scrubs Friday to the next level, to learning card tricks to help lighten the mood of nervous patients, Brian gave the gifts of friendship, laughter and life during his time onboard.  

In this episode Brian shares powerful stories of walking alongside a patient through their final days, celebrating an unforgettable Christmas with his mother onboard, and many more moments that will uplift you.