My 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  Just set up an account with and donate to,  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.  

Please do not make a contribution to CaringBridge "in tribute to Libby" as solicited on this website.  Those donations go to the CaringBridge website, not to Libby!

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!


Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday - Day of New Beginning".

At long last, the day Libby has been waiting for - she re-started her rehabilitation program by going upstairs at U.P. with Amy for speech/cognitive therapy and then a ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Monday - Patience is a Virtue".

Libby's patience is being tested on getting started on "official" therapy, and she has become very concerned about schedules, asking often, "What's the plan, Stan?" It is ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Sunday - and All is Well".

Lester's sister Doris reported by text in the early afternoon, "I am at UP, and Libby is in a very happy mood. We have laughed a lot while watching football. Her dizziness ... Read more

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Saturday - Cool Deal".

Awoke to "cooler" weather in Texas today. Storms during the night but mainly just cloudy today. Doris reported earlier ... I am at UP, Libby is happy , sitting on side of ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Friday - Nice Day for Napping".

Houston finally got the "cold" front which has been crossing the country, and unlike some states which have suffered with severe floods, we are thankful in some parts of ... Read more

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry.

Today was a solid good day. Ellen reported earlier... Pia did evaluation of Libby and Libby said "checked out from head to "toe". Pia started out working with Libby in her ... Read more

Ellen McBurney signed Libby's Guestbook.  Hey everybody, this is a link to a quilt that I have up on ... Read more

Sharon Dickman signed Libby's Guestbook.

I am so very proud of Libby for her new attitude. That is not an easy thing to accomplish. As always, I am grateful for Team Libby. Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday - Wading through Red Tape".

Lester reported that Libby is having a great day, based on his morning and afternoon visits. He also said that when friend Lucky Long came to visit Libby was in the dining ... Read more

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