Hope and healing: Dana Perino live-tweets Mercy Ships Congo trip, teases upcoming photo

That is a refreshing change! Also refreshing? Merciful service to others and hope. The real kind, not Obama’s HopeandChange ™ kind.

Former President Bush press secretary and Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Dana Perino is live-tweeting her visit to the Congo where she hooked up with Mercy Ships.

More about Mercy Ships from its website:

Through free, basic, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships becomes the face of love in action. The hospital ship – Africa Mercy – provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.

Bless you.

Some results of its fantastic, life-changing and life-saving, work:

Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion. That includes 61,000 surgeries and 539,000 patients treated. In 2011, for example, Mercy Ships returned to Sierra Leone for its fifth visit in 20 years. During the port visit, the crew performed:

  • 3,300 life-changing general surgeries
  • More than 2,600 eye surgeries
  • More than 34,700 dental treatment
  • About 10,000 medical consultations


Dana Perino is heeding that request. Of course, some Gutfeld smack-talk first:


Perino boarded the Africa Mercy and is live-tweeting her experience:


A fan has a question:

Yes, what about that mystery man? Perino offers a tease:

Stay tuned! In the meantime, continue to follow Dana Perino’s tweets from the ship and @Mercyships itself. Twitter users continue to wish her well and offer prayers.

Amen. Safe travels, all!


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  • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

    Nice job of her to take a selfless act and make it all about herself.

    • Legal Immigrant in TX

      hehe… jealous much?

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      You’re just an ass.

    • therealguyfaux

      Oh, you mean like all those “Drinking-The-Kool”-Aid concerts, where performers selflessly perform without any publicity whatever to raise funds for their so-called good causes– those are more your thing?

      At least with Dana here, we’re seeing where the money goes.

    • Keith

      Got Hate??

    • Roto

      You’re confused with Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa.

    • grais

      except that she didn’t do that.
      btw, have you even gotten off your ass today to do anything for anybody else?

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

        Whatever happened to just doing good for the sake of doing good? Why do you need to live tweet everything? It’s like she’s saying “look at me!”

        • grais

          “Just” doing good for the sake of doing good still happens, all over the world, every day. If it were otherwise, you’d know about every good deed ever done, including all of Dana Perino’s. But you don’t.

          I noticed about 10 followers/friends of hers who seemed to enjoy her photos, updates, and most importantly, her promotion of Mercy Ships.

          She obviously wasn’t saying “look at me!” to you, though, was she? You aren’t required to pay any attention to her whatsoever.

        • trixiewoobeans

          It helps bring awareness and support to the charity…gets the name and mission out.

        • trixiewoobeans

          It helps bring awareness and support to the charity…gets the name and mission out.

        • Roto

          Who knows what happened to doing good, just for the sake of it, eh?

    • Publius8

      I signed in just to down vote an Averagetroll.

      • http://www.AverageBro.com/ ab

        Wow, your life must really suck then.

        • hbnolikeee

          Dats rite avig shmo.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Projection’s a helluva thing.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Projection’s a helluva thing.

    • hbnolikeee

      You’re a below average shmo. What have you done for anyone other than yourself BVO?

    • Jeremy

      don’t be an ass

  • walterc

    Since I’m faced with obamacare costs to the point that I can’t afford treatment, any chance a Mercy ship will be passing through Wyoming any time soon?

    • Marjorie

      It’s leaving Colorado the beginning of September and heading North.

      • walterc

        Cool, I look forward to seeing Dana.

  • Guest

    Not much news about the project in the mainstream media….
    Oh wait….
    the Obamas had a needed, taxpayer-funded, vacay and got a new dog,
    Beyonce had a haircut,
    Congressional BLACK Caucus are complaining about racism…
    just the usual.

  • Roto

    Good thing there are @MercyShips out there. Obama cancelled the Navy’s hospital ship Comfort’s humanitarian deployment with his sequester. http://wtkr.com/2013/03/02/navy-details-first-round-of-post-sequester-cuts/

    • hbnolikeee

      Well he needed the cash for his trip to Africa, Mathas Vineyaad and for tee time. I mean he works so dang hard (at destroying this country).

  • AZWarrior

    What a great thing for her to do. Can’t help but think that you will never see an MSNBC host (or anyone named Obama) ever do this sort of thing. Well, in fairness, the First Lady would take Air Farce One down for a one hour photo shoot with the blacks on board, and fly back by way of Monte Carlo.

  • The_Original

    A couple of friends of mine will be serving as a doctor and nurse for a couple of weeks next year on a Mercy ship. They spend several months each year in different countries serving those who are injured and sick as they can. It has changed their lives.

  • Felina Flash

    Wasn’t Jane Fonda supposed to do that?