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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 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!

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Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday, August 19th, A Day of Recovery".

     Libby is feeling better today.  Lester said she was drowsy in the morning but still in good spirits.  She ate a good breakfast.  She was able to participate in ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Monday - A Disappointing Setback".

Libby suffered a fall early this morning as she was trying to go from her bed to the bathroom. She hit her head which resulted in a "goose egg" on her forehead and a trip ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Sunday - Libby the Social Butterfly".

We did not get the usual Sunday morning report from Susan Gartner because she is suffering from severe back pains which have limited her mobility the last couple of days. ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Saturday - Looking Good and Feeling Good!".

Visiting with Libby today from San Antonio were nephew Alan and wife Amy and their four kids - some of Libby's favorite kinfolk! Libby always enjoys their visits as ... Read more

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Friday, August 15, 2014 - A Quiet Day".

My visit with Libby in the late afternoon went well.  Libby and Tiffany were watching Jeopardy in Libby's room when I arrived.  The main questions seemed to be  about ... Read more

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

This evening Dr. Allum came by and visited with Libby, Tiffany & I. The next steps toward TIRR are lab work, outside evaluations, review of her last therapies and lots of ... Read more

LLU signed Libby's Guestbook.

I heard this quotation recently and thought - how true!  "It's the obstacles in life that carve out our character.  Character comes from the Greek word "to chisel."  ... Read more

Joyce Potter signed Libby's Guestbook.

This week's post bring joy to those of us out here rooting for Libby and her wonderful team! Read more

Flavia Rousu signed Libby's Guestbook.

Miss Libby:  You are a miracle worker, and simply a hard-working, quick-thinking, easy-loving artist!  I'll pray for the doctor to come tomorrow and give you the good ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday - Evening Update".

Libby was disappointed today that the doctor did not come by to evaluate her for possible admission back to TIRR for rehab. Hopefully, he will make it to UP tomorrow. ... Read more

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