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Libby’s Story

Please see the background story below and the subsequent updates under "Journal" for the tragic and amazing story of Libby Lehman's stroke and her ongoing recovery.  The family so appreciates your comments and concern.

If you would like to make a contribution to the "Libby Lehman Medical Fund", you may use paypal.com.  Just set up an account with paypal.com and donate to libby.medfund@gmail.com,  or send a check to her sister, Cathy Arnold, at 2220 Stanmore, Houston, TX 77019 for deposit into a special account at JPMorgan Chase Bank.  

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Libby gave so much to so many people.  She needs your support now.

On April 30, 2013, Libby had a ruptured aneurysm in her doctor's office and she was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Lester had taken her to the doctor's office because she had suffered severe headaches for a few days, starting in Paducah, Kentucky at a quilting conference.   The following day she had a 7 hour surgery to clip the aneurysm.  Several days later she suffered a stroke and vascular spasms and required additional surgery.  Updates on Libby's progress are in the  "Journal" section, including her many months in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, a few weeks at home, and recently a return to a skilled nursing care and rehab facility after a bout with an infection in the hospital. She continues moving on an uneven road to recovery with ongoing care and therapies. Thank you so much for your interest, support, and concern. Libby is blessed with so many friends, old and new!

Latest Journal Update

Friday, October 31, 2014 - Happy Halloween!

     What a great day!  Libby's day started out early with a wonderful visit from her long-time and dear, dear friend, Alex Anderson.  When we arrived at University Place, Alex and I were a few minutes early and Libby was still getting dressed with the help of her wonderful husband, Lester, and her sweet caregiver, Tiffany.  When Libby came out of her room, she was sooooo excited to see Alex, and Libby gave Alex many hugs and kisses.  Alex came bearing a fabulous orange and hot pink cloth zippered bag full of Halloween jewelry (spider rings!) and wonderful moisturizing cream and tantalizing chocolates and other goodies.  Thank you, Alex!   Lester started putting the cream on Libby's face and we were all laughing because he was putting on way too much, and we were all wiping our hands on Libby's forehead to absorb some of the cream.  It smelled and felt heavenly!
      When Alex and I returned to the Houston Quilt Festival, there was a record crowd awaiting to greet Alex at The Quilt Show booth.  She and Ricky Tims are such big-time celebrities!  And I had a great day at the Inspired by Libby Exhibit with Clara Lawrence and her energetic Mother, Paula.  So many kind and generous people dropped by to see the fabulous exhibit and to tell us fascinating stories about Libby.  Oh my gosh, who knew that my incredible sister, Libby, is loved by so many wonderful and caring people!  Life is full of so many unexpected surprises. Booo!  Happy Halloween!
Cathy Arnold