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.

Karim “Smokey” Rashid

Karim “Smokey” Rashid was 46 when he blacked out while driving. After meeting with his cardiologist, Smokey Rashid discovered he had cardiac sarcoidosis, a condition so severe it required a new heart. He was referred to the heart transplant team at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and was placed on the transplant list.


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Sheila Vaughn

Sheila Vaughn

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.


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Nigeria Evans

Nigeria Evans

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.


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Glenda Pay

Glenda Pay

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.



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Rebecca Holder

Rebecca Holder

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.


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