Saint Luke's Stories

Chillicothe Pastor Shares Journey of Colon Cancer to Raise Awareness for Early Screening
As a pastor in Chillicothe, Missouri, Jason Mosier, is used to encouraging others during difficult and trying times. He had no way of knowing a trip to the Hedrick Medical Center’s Emergency Department would lead him on one of the hardest journeys of his life.
Thriving NICU Survivor Turns Five
Cecilia Duarte was just five months pregnant when her severe abdominal cramping and bleeding led her to the closest emergency department.
Successful Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment Saves Lenexa Father’s Legs from Amputation
Chris Allen had so much pain in his legs that he couldn't walk 500 feet without needing to take a break. Now, he feels like he has two brand new wheels.
Heart Transplant Recipient Earns Black Belt 
When Shannon Clarke, a 48-year-old, retired police officer, received a heart from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, he had no idea just how transformational it would be. 
Saint Luke’s Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program Wins Emily’s Heart
Emily Lane wholeheartedly believes Saint Luke’s Heart Disease in Pregnancy Program (HDPP) is one of the best decisions for her heart health.
Kansas City Musician Avoids Paralysis with Major Spine Surgery
When John Murray was losing function in his hands and arms, it became difficult to play his music. He turned to the team at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute to fix the issue threatening his independent lifestyle.
Two Hearts Beat Stroke: Pregnant Mother Survives Aneurysm During Pandemic
In the blink of an eye, everything changed for Jamie Carey.
Flipping the Switch on Parkinson's: Mark's Story
After developing Parkinson's disease in his 50s, Mark came to the team at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Watch the story on how asleep Deep Brain Stimulation proved to be life-changing.
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.