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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, a return to a skilled nursing care and rehab facility, and thankfully, Libby is now BACK HOME again with hubby Lester and round the clock caregivers. She is currently making great strides in her many therapies, including the recent completion of the RAMP program at T.I.R.R. Kirby Glen rehabilitation center. The road to recovery is a long and uneven road, but Libby is working hard and successfully to regain use of her left side and to overcome some cognitive issues. Thank you so much for your interest, support, and concern. Libby is blessed with so many friends, old and new!

Latest Journal Update

Saturday - Things are Goovy in PO'C!

Libby and Lester reported on the phone that they are having a great long weekend at their bay house in Port O'Connor! They had gone out to eat the last two nights and were "fixing" to cook steaks outside tonight. Lester said they did some driving around, which Libby always enjoys, and dropped by to visit two long-time friends, Frank Crapito and Dick Keitt (who was happy to stop mowing his yard for a visit.) Both friends had not seen Libby since her stroke and they could not believe how well she was doing in all regards!
We are all so Thankful for Libby and Lester's new quality of life, as Libby continues to work on doing Everything for herself, even if some things take more than one try. She still needs help sometimes and monitoring for safety issues, but it seems like every day Libby tries to do something new. When I talked to them on Thursday on their way to PO'C, Lester told me a cute story. He said Thursday morning Libby woke up early, took her shower and dressed, fixed and ate her breakfast, brought the newspaper in from the front porch, and then woke Lester up with the words, "I'm ready to go to Port O'Connor". 
Thanking God for all our many Blessings! and hoping each of our readers are also enjoying a pleasant and restful weekend!



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Linda Carlson
By Linda Carlson
Enjoying and accomplishing the little every day routine moments in life is a true Blessing! I love Libby's "I'm ready for what comes next" attitude!
Diane Schultheiss
By Diane Schultheiss
What progress Libby has made! It is truly amazing. God is good! I lost my husband, several months after Libby had her stroke, after a sudden unexpected illness - spending 3 months in intensive care. Watching Libby conquer her struggle has been encouraging to me in mine. There is joy in normal every day things. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Dorothy Kelly
By dorothy in Austin
So grateful for all the wonderful reports about Libby. Thank you sisters and husband, for sharing your life with us, who love and admire Libby.
Deb Tilton
By Deb Tilton
Love hearing of Libby's adventures. She's getting to be Miss Independent!!! It's always fun to visit with long-time friends. I have been enjoying my weekend off work. It's so beautiful in Muskegon, MI right now, so I trimmed some bushes (without too much sweating, LOL) and gave myself a pedicure. I'll try out blue toes this week. :) Greetings and love to all!, Deb
Su Scott
By Su Scott
How awesome.... Enjoy every moment! hugs su '-}
Minnie Cappel
By Minnie Cappel
Ed and I greatly enjoyed a visit with Libby and Lester earlier in the week . Libby , you are truly remarkable ! You are a walking miracle ! Thank you Lord ! 🙏🏼
Sarah Ann Smith
By Sarah Ann Smith
It is so heartwarming to read of Libby's continued recovery and improvements....nearly a miracle!
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Janet Grosser
By Janet Grosser
WOW, there's nothing holding Libby back, is there? When she's on a mission, she's on a mission. And how very great. You GO Libby! We all continue to be impressed and amazed!
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Margaret Baird
By Margaret LeCour Baird
Very pleased with her recovery. Praise God for every srep forward.
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