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Saint Luke's Stories

Ethan Stimac smiles with his 3D printed mask bands for Saint Luke's employees
7-Year-Old Saint Luke’s Hero Creates KC Themed Mask Band to Help his Mom
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ethan Stimac has produced hundreds of customized mask bands from his kid-friendly 3D printer to donate to health care providers across the country.
Ron Ricciardi posing outside
Aviation Executive Overcomes Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer
When diagnosed with late-stage cancer after a sudden onset of symptoms, Ron Ricciardi kept his head up, determined to beat it with the help of Saint Luke's multi-disciplinary colorectal cancer team.
Henry Myers walking his daughter down the aisle.
Heart Transplant Recipient Walks Daughter Down the Aisle
When Henry Myers needed a heart transplant, he trusted the team at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. While waiting for a new heart, one goal, in particular, made him persevere.
Duane Walker, a Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute patient, riding his white horse in a pasture of cattle.
Hall of Fame Cowboy from Kansas Rides into his 80’s with LVAD
After he survived a sudden heart attack and found his way to Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Duane had a procedure that would not only save his life but get him back to truly living.
The Zollar's, Bishop Spencer Place residents, sitting on their couch, holding a black and white photo from when they were a younger couple
Real Love Stories that Remind Us What Love is All About - from the Sweethearts of Bishop Spencer Place
This Valentine’s Day, we introduce you to three couples, who are residents at Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place, that share the secrets of a happy relationship and fulfilling marriage from their own experiences. Each story is proof that love exists in all stages of life.
Amelia, a patient Saint Luke's The Children's SPOT, zip-lines during physical therapy with therapist, Bev.
Amelia Saddles Up for the Cup
Amelia Krueger is a determined seven-year-old girl who receives physical, speech and occupational therapy services at The Children's SPOT on a weekly basis.
Dustin Cox at work
Fast Intervention at Wright Memorial Hospital Saves Trenton Man From Stroke
Dustin Cox suffered a stroke while at work in Trenton, Missouri. It was the fast actions of the staff at Wright Memorial Hospital, however, that kept him stable until he arrived at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
Sgt. Anthony Cook dressed up as Santa in the NICU
Saint Luke’s Security Officer Brings the Joy of Christmas to Smallest, Most Vulnerable Patients
Each December, Sgt. Anthony Cook trades out his security uniform for a special red and white suit to bring some holiday cheer to families in the NICU.
Dr. Chan and other members of the 10th annual Grand Canyon Hunger Walk
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Celebrates 10th Annual Grand Canyon Hike to Help Fight Hunger
Over the past decade, Dr. Paul Chan, a cardiologist with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and his group of fellow hikers have raised more than $835,000 to fight hunger by hiking 50 miles through the Grand Canyon each year.