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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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - "Inspired by Libby Quilts" are now on-line!

     Clara Lawrence has notified us that the beautiful quilts made by award-winning artists and teachers that were "Inspired by Libby Lehman" are now available for viewing on-line at: 

www.inspiredbylibby.com
or
Benefit Bidding Auctionswww.benefitbidding.com

      Such exciting news!  Bidding starts tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22 through November 5. 
 All the money raised by this auction will go to help Libby with her medical expenses.  Come see these fabulous quilts in person if you are in Houston for the International Quilt Show Market and Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Just ask for the Inspired by Libby Lehman Exhibit.  And hopefully you will get to meet Clara Lawrence, who organized this incredible exhibit, and also made the incredible parrot quilt.  We also want to thank each of the other quilters who made and donated these beautiful works of art.  And additional "shout-outs" go to Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims, and Karey Bresenhan who helped make this fund-raiser possible.

     Libby just continues to amaze us all with her recovery.  Yesterday afternoon when my husband, Bill, and I visited her, she got up out of bed and walked on her walker to the nurses station and then back to her room with no assistance.  Our eyes teared up with joy!
Cathy Arnold
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Jan Drury
By Jan Drury
What beautiful quilts, truely inspiring, all made with love to help Libby's medical fund. Very humbling indeed!
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Susan Shie
By Lucky
Keep on truckin', Mama Libby!!!!! Remember that song? "... truckin' your blues away!" You must sing this as you walk around that hospital with your walker!

Hurray for the bidding starting tomorrow. May there be lots of quilt-acquiring, wonderful people who bid the quilts up sky high!!!!!!!!! Let's get those medical bills paid off right and left! Much love, Lucky
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Diane Schultheiss
By Diane Schultheiss
Brings tears of joy! Beautiful quilts - Libby walking! What s day. Will be looking for the quilts in Houston
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Sharon Gaffor
By Sharon Gaffor
Pretty soon she'll be "tap dancing"!! If I didn't have to pay for 2 trees to be cut down, I'd bid on
the "Libby quilts". Just bad timing - on the trees part. Good Luck!!
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Carol Moellers
By Carol Moellers
Happy days are here again!!!! Hoping for a very successful fund-raiser and will continue to spread the word to all I know at Festival to check out the Inspired By Libby Exhibit. Sending lots of hugs and kudos to Libby!!!
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Janet Grosser
By Janet Grosser
Fingers crossed for the best of luck with the quilts! And as for Miss Libby, look out world! She'll be chasing everyone before long! Keep up the good work!
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Sarah Ann Smith
By Sarah Ann Smith
Libby had a surge of improvement this time last year--I thought then it was the spirit of Festival coming to her. So glad she made it through her "slough of despair" and is coming back like the Libby we all know and love! Really looking forward to seeing the quilts at Festival!
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Su Scott
By Su Scott
Libby, I hope you can go on a field trip to the Houston Show even if it's for a tiny bit of time. One of these years, I'll get there. Every day, in Every Way...better and BETTER! Keep up the good work! hugs su '-}
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Sylvia Anderson
By Sylvia Anderson.
Dear Libby, you have made momentous progress since I last commented, and have read all the updates, each and every day. We are all so very proud of you for what you have accomplished since you gave up that crazy notion you had months ago. THANK GOD!!!! I wish we lived closer to Houston, but we don't, so I will have to settle for looking at pictures. Are you going to take a field trip to the Convention Center this year? I still pray for you every night and love seeing the photos your amazing family take of you occasionally. You really do look fabulous and if you continue progressing at the speed of light, you'll be shortening your hospital stay and getting closer and closer to returning home. Hugs to you and all of Team Libby.
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Clara Lawrence
By Clara Lawrence
An easier website to remember for the auction is www.inspiredbylibby.com

Thanks for saying something on here for the auction. Give Libby a hug for me.

Clara
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