Saint Luke's Stories

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 80s 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 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.
Dale Cooksey wearing his World War II Veteran hat.
WWII Veteran Returns to Active Lifestyle After Heart Valve Procedure
When Dale Cooksey's mitral valve wasn't sealing normally, doctors at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute performed the MitraClip procedure to get the 98-year-old back to his active lifestyle quickly.
Cheri Rich sewing drain bags for mastectomy patients
Student Volunteer Makes Hundreds of Bags for Saint Luke’s Breast Cancer Patients
Sixteen-year-old Cheri Rich has sewn more than 200 drain bags for Saint Luke's mastectomy patients as a way to give back to other families who are fighting the battle against cancer.
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A Family of Fighters: Lynn’s Early Detection Story
Lynn vividly remembers how she felt when she found out she had stage 2 breast cancer at age 44, shortly after cancer claimed her sister’s life.