Saint Luke's Stories

Jim and Rosie cutting cake at their wedding.
Even a pandemic can’t stop a love like Jim and Rosie’s
Jim and Rosie Jordan met in high school and have been inseparable since 1952. With a no visitor policy at Anderson County Residential Living Center during COVID-19, Rosie still found a way to see her high school sweetheart.
Abi Sutton, RN, in her blue scrubs
From Saint Luke’s Patient to Saint Luke’s Nurse—A Journey of a Lifetime
After a traumatic crash, Abi Sutton spent months recovering at Saint Luke's Hospital. Inspired by the team that cared for her, she became a nurse at the same hospital 20 years later.
Lanny Wilson and his wife, Jane
82-year-old with COVID-19 Overcomes the Odds, Inspires Others with Story of Survival
Lanny Wilson's story has inspired thousands after recovering from COVID-19 at Saint Luke's, despite the odds.
Pat Carey with his wife and daughter in front of Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute entrance
After 68 Days in the Hospital, Local Man Wins “Super Bowl of Life”
Pat Carey had the ultimate comeback at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute after nearly dying from sudden cardiac arrest.
Ethan Stimac smiles with his 3D printed mask bands for Saint Luke's employees
Seven-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.
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 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.