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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

Thursday - Progressing Nicely

 Yesterday and today have been more good days for Libby. Yesterday Lester sent the attached photo (pardon the fuzziness) of Libby during her therapy at TIRR: "‎The girl on the right (in the photo of Libby walking "freestyle") is Jennifer - Libby's wonderful PT therapist at TIRR. She has been been elated with Libby's progress. Pia who is Libby's wonderful PT therapist at UP said that Libby's recent progress has been "amazing".
If you pray, please continue to include Libby in your prayers‎.  Love to all!" - Lester

Here is a morning report today from friend Susan Gartner:
"I had a nice, but short visit with Libby this morning. It was cut short as she had speech therapy scheduled with Amy. It was so nice to have a few minutes with Amy and to hear how impressed she is with Libby’s amazing progress.

Each week I see continued progress for Libby. She is walking so well, very steady and at an average pace. She is working hard on her balance and it’s easy to see the improvement. But the more subtle progress is with her communication. More complex thoughts and sentences and a greater interest in events outside her immediate world. I so enjoy our visits and always look forward to seeing what is new with Libby since the last visit." - Susan Gartner

 
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13 Comments

Sheila Frampton-Cooper
By Sheila Frampton-Cooper
Such WONDERFUL news! Libby has improved so much since the end of October, and it's a JOY to see!

Love to you ALL... -s
Beth Kennedy
By Beth
Such good news!
Betsy Bertram
By Betsy Bertram
LOOK WHO IS ON THE MOVE AND IN A HURRY TO GET THERE! WAY TO GO LIBBY. From day one I knew you wouldn't let this mess keep you down. I cannot wait to see your new quilt. I know it is in there.

God does answer prayers.
Sharon Binter
By Sharon Binter
Libby, you are amazing and proof about the power of prayer. You, Lester, and your wonderful family, as well as your caregivers, continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. May the blessings of the Christmas Season continue for you in the New Year.
Cindy Calderwood
By Cindy
Will always be praying and sending Angels Libby's way and for everyone in her life!
Mary Mohler
By Mary Mohler
Yes I pray and have been doing so every day since this all started . And will continue. I love reading the progres every day and check often to see when any thing is posted. Then about once a week I look at what Libby has done on The Quil Show. That makes it more personal and we love you Libby and Lester and the whole team Libby. I pray for all of you
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margo bavry
By margo bavry
dear libby,
you are making amazing progress. keep up the excellent work-I know how hard it is.
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Margaret McCrory
By Margaret McCrory
Just wonderful! Best Christmas present you could have!
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Diane Wingenbach
By Diane Wingenbach
That is so good to hear. Blessings to all!
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ricky tims
By Ricky Tims
Keep on truckin' Libby!!
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