Saint Luke's Stories

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.
Surviving SCAD: Rare Heart Condition Leads Dana to Saint Luke’s
After having a SCAD heart attack, Dana Garrison found a cardiologist at Saint Luke's, who specializes in the condition, and joined a study to help further the understanding of it.
Two Pound Miracle: Lillian’s NICU Journey
Born at 26 weeks, Lillian weighed only two pounds and spent 78 days in the NICU at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
Overcoming Hearing Loss, Mighty Melody Continues Writing her Own Song
Melody Unger loves to fill the world with sound. If the spirited 8-year-old isn’t singing, she’s humming, playing the drums, asking questions, or playing make-believe. But for the first two years of her life, Melody lived in silence.
Andrew Found Relief at Saint Luke’s as Heart Transplant Patient #745
Transposition of the great arteries is a rare heart defect that causes the heart to pump non-oxygenated blood to the body. Hear Andrew's story of finding a new life.
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.
93 Years Young: Bettie’s Secret to a Long Life
After suffering a heart attack, Bettie B. started coming to the SHAPE Fitness Center to stay active. More than 20 years later, she credits exercise for her long life.