Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has a long tradition of excellence. These are just a few patient stories of lives changed by someone giving the gift of life.
On Sept. 20, 2011, 39-year-old Shawn Galloway was given new life when she received a donor heart transplant after 60 days of support with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.
Sheila Vaughn is a happily married grandmother of five. Her blended family consists of Billy, her husband, three adult daughters, and one son. Sheila’s had a very exciting professional life with careers in pharmaceutical and lipid research, marketing, textbook consulting, and science teaching.
I, Nigeria Evans received my heart transplant on December 22, 2009 and I am blessed by the grace of God, the doctors at St. Luke’s Hospital, and the prayers of my family. I came a long way from being very sick and I flat lined (died), had 5 heart-attacks and a stroke on the same day in the year of 2006.
I was devastated when I was told that I needed a heart transplant. I had been ill for about four months. I was in heart failure. I had all the symptoms.
In October of 1999, Rebecca Holder received a heart and double lung transplant after suffering from heart disease her entire life. Ever since joining our Transplant Program, she has proudly called CHI St. Luke's Health family.
After suffering from pulmonary hypertension for 12 years, Abygale Knapp received a new start in life with the help of our Lung Transplant Program.
Tracey Snyder was given the opportunity for a more active lifestyle when she received her liver transplant. From start to finish, her experience with CHI St. Luke's Health made her feel at ease.
On December 25, Jane Lundell received her second kidney transplant. Since then, she has celebrated 20 Christmases and counting.