Saint Luke's Stories

Aviation Executive Overcomes Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer
When diagnosed with late-stage cancer after a sudden onset of symptoms, Ron Ricciardi kept his head up, determined to beat it with the help of Saint Luke's multi-disciplinary colorectal cancer team.
Heart Transplant Recipient Walks Daughter Down the Aisle
When Henry Myers needed a heart transplant, he trusted the team at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. While waiting for a new heart, one goal, in particular, made him persevere.
Hall of Fame Cowboy from Kansas Rides into his 80’s with LVAD
After he survived a sudden heart attack and found his way to Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Duane had a procedure that would not only save his life but get him back to truly living.
Real Love Stories that Remind Us What Love is All About - from the Sweethearts of Bishop Spencer Place
This Valentine’s Day, we introduce you to three couples, who are residents at Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place, that share the secrets of a happy relationship and fulfilling marriage from their own experiences. Each story is proof that love exists in all stages of life.
Amelia Saddles Up for the Cup
Amelia Krueger is a determined seven-year-old girl who receives physical, speech and occupational therapy services at The Children's SPOT on a weekly basis.
Fast Intervention at Wright Memorial Hospital Saves Trenton Man From Stroke
Dustin Cox suffered a stroke while at work in Trenton, Missouri. It was the fast actions of the staff at Wright Memorial Hospital, however, that kept him stable until he arrived at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
Saint Luke’s Security Officer Brings the Joy of Christmas to Smallest, Most Vulnerable Patients
Each December, Sgt. Anthony Cook trades out his security uniform for a special red and white suit to bring some holiday cheer to families in the NICU.
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Celebrates 10th Annual Grand Canyon Hike to Help Fight Hunger
Over the past decade, Dr. Paul Chan, a cardiologist with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and his group of fellow hikers have raised more than $835,000 to fight hunger by hiking 50 miles through the Grand Canyon each year.
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.