Arrived in Congo. Long flights! Read three books. Refreshingly, no one here has heard of Miley Cyrus! Heading to @mercyships shortly.—
Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) August 27, 2013
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.
In less than a week, several thousand people will be standing in line for our patient screening, desperately seeking hope and healing.—
Mercy Ships (@MercyShips) August 22, 2013
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.
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:
Amen. Safe travels, all!