Saint Luke's Stories

Not Even a Pandemic Could Stop God’s Calling for Brad and Shawn’s Forever Family
After multiple homes, being separated for close to two years, and brought back together, little did they know what was in store.
Church Member Receives Kidney Transplant from His Pastor
Jeremy noticed he was unexplainably gaining weight and his skin was changing color. One morning, he woke up blind.
Mother Diagnosed with Pregnancy Disorder with Life-Long Risks
Laura Misner had no previous history of high blood pressure and was surprised when it started to elevate towards the end of her first pregnancy.
Donor of Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute Becomes Patient Himself
Tony Torchia, an 84-year-old grandfather in Overland Park, has been a loyal Saint Luke’s patient for many years. He never expected to be a patient at the Institute he donated to years prior.
After Told He May Not Survive, Rehabilitation Helps COVID-19 Long-Hauler Walk and Talk Again
After suffering a severe case of COVID-19, Marty Beasley had to relearn how to do everything. He trusted the team at Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute to get him back on his feet.
Chillicothe Pastor Shares Journey of Colon Cancer to Raise Awareness for Early Screening
As a pastor in Chillicothe, Missouri, Jason Mosier, is used to encouraging others during difficult and trying times. He had no way of knowing a trip to the Hedrick Medical Center’s Emergency Department would lead him on one of the hardest journeys of his life.
Thriving NICU Survivor Turns Five
Cecilia Duarte was just five months pregnant when her severe abdominal cramping and bleeding led her to the closest emergency department.
Successful Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment Saves Lenexa Father’s Legs from Amputation
Chris Allen had so much pain in his legs that he couldn't walk 500 feet without needing to take a break. Now, he feels like he has two brand new wheels.
Heart Transplant Recipient Earns Black Belt 
When Shannon Clarke, a 48-year-old, retired police officer, received a heart from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, he had no idea just how transformational it would be.