Saint Luke's Stories

After years with epilepsy, new robotic assisted brain surgery gives Missouri woman back her freedom
When Beth started having seizures in her 30s, nothing worked to control her epilepsy until she underwent a new ground-breaking brain surgery at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.
Pregnant Mother with COVID-19 Wins Fight for Her Life, Goes Home with Baby after 52 Days in the Hospital
After getting COVID-19, Laura became seriously ill in a matter of days. Read her inspiring story of survival after spending weeks hooked up to a ventilator, fighting for her life.
The Future of Medicine
Earl Benner has been a faithful supporter of Saint Luke’s for nearly two decades, both civically and philanthropically.
Grateful Couple Establishes Gift in Honor of Cardiologist
At the age of 26, James Stevens was told the unthinkable. He only had weeks to live after clinicians discovered a rare tumor.
Learning to Appreciate Life
Peaches Tutera Cunningham and her husband, David, welcomed their son, John David, into the world in 1996. Two short years later, John David was diagnosed with autism.
Dr. Pluard with Lori Voges
A Place of Hope
Lori Voges was diagnosed with an aggressive form of metastatic breast cancer at age 43.
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Transplant #745
Andrew Widman was merely hours old when doctors discovered he had a rare heart defect called transposition of the great arteries.
Miracle Man Survives Traumatic Stroke Experience
Time is everything during a stroke. Birch laid on the floor in his home for days before he got help. Read his story and his miraculous recovery.
Rhonda Zacharias smiling at a restaurant
Innovative New Procedure Helps Local Woman Avoid Double Lung Transplant
Rhonda was hesitant to undergo a double lung transplant after learning about the risks. But thanks to an endobronchial valve procedure at Saint Luke's, Rhonda says she's been given another chance at life.