Saint Luke's Stories

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.
From Miss Missouri to Miss Stone, Erica Educates Others on Epilepsy
Erica Stone started having seizures when she was just 3 years old. Through her roles as Miss Missouri and teacher, she developed a passion for educating children and adults on epilepsy to help lessen the stigma.
The Magnificent Maddox: A Saint Luke's Midwest Ear Institute Story
Maddox was born with hereditary hearing loss. He received a cochlear implant. Watch how it changed his life.
Pregnant with Breast Cancer: Laura’s Early Detection Story
After noticing a lump her breast, Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer just nine weeks into her pregnancy with her second child.