Saint Luke's Stories

Kansas City Musician Avoids Paralysis with Major Spine Surgery
When John Murray was losing function in his hands and arms, it became difficult to play his music. He turned to the team at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute to fix the issue threatening his independent lifestyle.
Two Hearts Beat Stroke: Pregnant Mother Survives Aneurysm During Pandemic
In the blink of an eye, everything changed for Jamie Carey.
Flipping the Switch on Parkinson's: Mark's Story
After developing Parkinson's disease in his 50s, Mark came to the team at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Watch the story on how asleep Deep Brain Stimulation proved to be life-changing.
Jim and Barbara: The Definition of ‘In This Together’ - Husband and Wife Face Lung Cancer
Over the years, they have done everything together: graduated high school, tied the knot, bought their first home, and raised a family. For all they have shared, they never dreamed of sharing a cancer diagnosis.
Wisconsin Mother Flies to KC for Metastatic Breast Cancer Care
Bernadette Priestley had just moved back to Wisconsin from London with her husband and two boys when her life changed forever.   
Marine Veteran Survives Heart Condition Thanks to Critical Access Hospital
David had bypass surgery in 1997 and thought his heart was doing well until he experienced another cardiac event out of nowhere.
COVID-19 Causes Multiple Health Problems for Trenton Woman, Advocates for Masking

Connie Olmstead is one person who can testify that COVID-19 is not something to take lightly.

Raytown Man Walks Again with Help of Rehab Team After Debilitating Lake Accident
After breaking several vertebrae and suffering an incomplete spinal cord injury, Jerry was unable to use his arms or legs. That is, until he came to Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
Saint Luke’s Nurses’ Baby Graduates from the NICU
Tshering and Tammy Sherpa know all about caring for others. They have dedicated their lives to caring for patients working as nurses at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.