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Ship Mom!

Over the last ten years, the Silva family has had the unique opportunity of raising their family onboard the Africa Mercy. As Tatyana's husband, Rodrigo, is a maritime professional, she has been a full-time mother for the majority of this period and has the privilege of sharing this season of adventure with her children.

"Right now, I'm enjoying seeing them grow. I feel like I am helping raise good people into the world."

Raising kids onboard a floating hospital off the coast of West Africa is definitely a unique experience. Tatyana Silva and her husband have been doing it for nearly ten years!

"Living in a community like this allows our kids to have freedom and build close relationships, but at the same time they get to know other countries and cultures," says Tatyana. "We live the small and the big at the same time.

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