Saint Luke's Stories

WWII Veteran Returns to Active Lifestyle After Heart Valve Procedure
When Dale Cooksey's mitral valve wasn't sealing normally, doctors at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute performed the MitraClip procedure to get the 98-year-old back to his active lifestyle quickly.
Student Volunteer Makes Hundreds of Bags for Saint Luke’s Breast Cancer Patients
Sixteen-year-old Cheri Rich has sewn more than 200 drain bags for Saint Luke's mastectomy patients as a way to give back to other families who are fighting the battle against cancer.
A Family of Fighters: Lynn’s Early Detection Story
Lynn vividly remembers how she felt when she found out she had stage 2 breast cancer at age 44, shortly after cancer claimed her sister’s life.
After Stroke, Rehab Helps Susan Walk on Her Own Once Again
After Susan Rushing suffered a stroke and lost control of her left side, she trusted the team at Saint Luke's for her rehabilitation care.
Saint Luke's Specialist Helps Local High School Football Player not Miss a Minute of Play
When Garrett Brendle ripped through the offensive line to make a tackle at his high school football camp, his wrist snapped backward. See how quickly he was treated and back on the field after visiting Saint Luke's Urgent Care at Shoal Creek.
Calm in the Chaos: Traumatic Crash Sends Cameron Man to Saint Luke’s
After a serious crash in rural Missouri, Mark Carr felt at ease in the hands of the Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City trauma team.
Two Sisters, Four Hearts
Brooke and Kayla Norman share a feat that's very uncommon for most sisters—both have had heart transplants before the age of 30.
Expectant Mother Makes the Long Drive to Saint Luke’s for Expert Maternity Care
When Chelsey and Jeremy Heston were expecting their fourth child, they didn’t know if it was going to be a blue or pink surprise, but they did know they would be going to Saint Luke’s. 
Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient Shares His Story to Help Others
After needing a second heart transplant, Christopher Williams' own struggles inspired him to share his story to help others going through the same process.