Join the volunteers on-board the surgery ship Africa Mercy as it docks in Benin, West Africa to treat thousands of desperate people in need.
The volunteers on-board the Africa Mercy treat four severely burnt young children, whose injuries have formed into disfiguring scars. Healing them on the ship begins with surgery but it will take months of physical and emotional therapy to recover.
A cleft lip repair on baby Prunel reunites Dr Gary with a former patient and we follow the transformations of thirty-eight year old Barthelimy and eleven year old Sergio, both with deforming facial tumours.
As Mercy Ships return, Islamic cleric Ramani arrives with a large overgrowth of his facial bones and mother-of-six Vivienne seeks the help of volunteers as she suffers from a life-threatening jaw tumour.
17-year-old Maimouna's journey to the ship is dramatic as Dr. Nerida, who operated on Maimouna 4 years ago travels to Guinea, which has only recently been cleared of Ebola, to find Maimouna and bring her to the ship for critical surgery.
The screening team travels upcountry to remote areas of Benin to bring the resources of The Surgery Ship inland. Where they assist Faith - a young girl with severe bilateral bowed legs and Jonas - a return patient whose tumour grew back.
Mercy Ships' volunteers are faced with an Ebola scare as surgeons give new hope to a young girl with extremely bent legs and a teenage boy with a burns injury so severe his toes don't touch the ground.
Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumour removed from her neck in a marathon nine hour surgery while babies, Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benins Ponseti clinic.