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, "Sunday-Adios August".

Today I phoned Libby and she seemed to be having another pretty good day. She was cheerful and speaking well which is always good to hear. Here's the early morning ... Read more

LLU signed Libby's Guestbook.

How about some peanuts and cracker jack to go with your "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" rendition?    Wishing you and your  home team a winning week.  You have a major ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Saturday -Taking it Easy".

Libby is doing okay but her probable urinary tract infection is still slowing her down and keeping her a little confused. Tiffany reported that Libby is eating some but ... Read more

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Friday - going along a familiar road".

Libby's being so tired and just a bit confused maybe the result of a suspect UTI. Susan Gartner saw Libby this morning and she was complaining of discomfort. She did not ... Read more

Sarah Davis added a new photo.

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Thurs.- Great start, Slow finish".

All reports have Libby starting her day with a great spirit and cheerful smile. Lester brought her some fresh corn on the cob. Tiffany said they were laughing & dancing. ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday - Okay Day".

Caregiver Tiffany reported that Libby had an "okay" day but some ups and downs emotionally, a lot of tiredness, and some confusion.  Thankfully, she is still eating well ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday - Forward Ho!".

Moving forward another baby step, Libby enjoyed a day of visitors, good food, and improved physical and cognitive skills. Thank God! When I arrived at UP about 11 am Libby ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Monday - Slow and Steady".

Lester reported that Libby was doing well today, but still in a sort of slow mode in her recovery, both physically and mentally. She walked with her walker some with ... Read more

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Sunday ".

Libby had a restless night and tried to get up several times and just couldn't get much sleep. Susan Gartner reported early this morning ... Libby is disturbed about last ... Read more

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