Saint Luke's Stories

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.
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.