Saint Luke's Stories

The Turning Point
Matt Cobern found his old self again — by losing 135 pounds.
Ablation Treats Atrial Fibrillation
David Hartzler was the epitome of health, then he noticed that he fatigued easily. His wife suggested he see a doctor. That changed everything.
Critical Care Team saves Emphysema Patient
Wherever Vicki Hay went, Charlie went, too. To the grocery store, out with her husband, in her car. Charlie was the name Hay's grandchildren assigned to the oxygen tank.
A Lump in the Road
Doyne Parisi didn't have time for cancer. Her husband was dying. And she had three sons and three grandchildren, plus a full-time job to handle.
Cord Blood Bank Donation

Sofie Sneed doesn’t know it yet, but the moment her mom delivered her on June 15, 2009, she did the world a good deed. The cells in the umbilical cord that was her lifeline for nine months became a potential lifesaver for someone else.

Heart Valve Replacement without Invasive Surgery
Rosemary stopped her regular walk to Loose Park to admire the roses. Taking more than 20 steps robbed her of breath and tightened her chest with pain.
Giving while Living: A kidney donor’s story
For Christmas a couple of years ago, Lewis Merrill got a surprise gift from someone he’d never met. Although it was unexpected, he had wished for it and hoped for it for three years.