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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!


Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Monday - Truth or Fiction? Still vexing...".

Lester reported that he and Rayleen had to do some talking with Libby early this morning to convince her that a warm shower would feel good and be good for her. Lester ... Read more

LLU signed Libby's Guestbook.

Lovely report Ellen.  You and your family have just the right spin on making a day nice in Libby's world and the bigger world.  Thank you! Read more

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

It was a good day for Libby today. Susan Gartner started off the day with this text..... Gary and I had a nice visit this morning with Libby and Lester. Libby was very ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Sunday - News Update".

First News update from Libby's friend Susan Gartner,"(Susan's husband) Gary and I had a nice visit this morning with Libby and Lester. Libby was very relaxed this morning ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Saturday - On the Scene Reporting".

Here are two entries reporting on Libby's day, sent this afternoon by on- the- scene reporter Lester:"‎Libby was much better this afternoon than this morning. Tiffany ... Read more

Ellen Askey added a new photo.

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Friday - A Winding Road".

Last night Libby was under extra careful watch by the U.P. nurses after she experienced a small spike in her blood pressure and some dilation in her right eye. Thankfully, ... Read more

Shirlee Carter, Navarre FL signed Libby's Guestbook.

I'm with you, Libby.  I just love that scalp massage that comes with a shampoo.  I'm so excited about Moda's collection for a cause, just for you.  I'm proud of Moda ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Thursday - A Good Hair Day!".

Libby started off the day with a nice visit from friend Susan Gartner, who had been on a short trip. Susan reported by text,"With Libby now. We had a brief conversation ... Read more

Joy Gross signed Libby's Guestbook.

So good to hear Libby is have many good days in a row. I can't wait to see the fabric that Moda is doing for Libby. ❤️ Read more

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