Saint Luke's Stories

Brain Injury Patient says she had 'Angels' Looking Over Her
What began as a middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom turned into a nightmare—and then a miracle—for 83-year-old Chillicothe resident Shirley Eskew.
Saint Luke’s Heart Transplant Recipient Becomes World, U.S. Transplant Games Medalist
Barb Sheble is the picture of health as a Transplant Games competitor, but it has been a long and bumpy road to get to this point, with no shortage of perseverance.
The BariGirls
After losing a combined total of 305lbs, with the help of bariatric weight-loss surgery, a mother/daughter duo are helping other bariatric patients navigate the waters of their new healthy lives.
Watchman Implant Device May Have Saved Toymaker’s Life
Nearly 20 years ago, Carl learned he had an irregular heartbeat. He was given the Watchman device that later may have saved his life.
Saint Luke's Hospice House Brings Comfort to Roscoe's Family during his End of Life Journey
When it was Roscoe's family's decision on what his end of life journey looked like, they decided to come to Saint Luke's Hospice House. Hear how their Hospice House experience helped everyone in the family.
Staying Disciplined With His Cardiac Rehab Has Helped Eugene Stay on the Go
At 88, he is now a retired lawyer, a co-founder of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and is no stranger to the halls of Saint Luke’s Hospital. Hear what Gene contributes his longevity and healthy life to.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery allows Don to celebrate his 60th anniversary with family – without back pain
For many years, Don suffered from severe back pain. After exploring options he came to Saint Luke's and had a minimally invasive spine procedure that took all his back pain away.
Dean finds immediate relief from back pain through minimally invasive surgery
For 5 months Dean experienced pain like a “toothache,” a dull, constant pain on his left side. He felt tingling, numbness, and a buzzing sensation. Then, he came to Saint Luke's, and it all changed.