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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!


Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday was a Twinkle".

Today was a good day for Libby. Lester emailed this morning... "Libby off to a great start - ate a lot of her breakfast. Breakfast was interspersed with lots of singing ... Read more

Flavia Rousu signed Libby's Guestbook.

Libby - You look so lovely in the sunshine outside - I'm so glad you're able to find moments under the shady trees when you don't cook yourself in the very warm air!  The ... Read more

Sarah Davis added a new photo.

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Monday, July 14th - A Better Day".

        Libby had a busy day - she had a morning full of visitors, ate a nice lunch (yea!).  Doris said Libby said "Tengo hambre"  ("I am hungry" in Spanish) ... Read more

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Sunday and Monday - A Mixed Report".

Yesterday Lester reported:"‎Libby is not having a very good day. She would only speak 2 words at a time and not very animated or happy.  She complained about pain this ... Read more

Patricia L Walters signed Libby's Guestbook.

Special prayers for Libby, caregivers, Nurses and Doctors to locate the source of Libby"s pain now and are therefore able to eliminate that discomfort immediately.Love ... Read more

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Not a great day".

     I just returned on Thursday evening from being in CT, RI, and CO for about 2 weeks, and was so glad to see Libby yesterday.  Seeing her face light ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Friday - Music Works its Magic".

After sleeping late this morning (and no "lazy therapy" last night), Libby was in a good mood and talking with Tiffany as she dressed, when suddenly she got very still and ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Thursday - Let's Do Lunch!".

Promises and plans were made and kept - Libby enjoyed a nice outing for lunch at the nearby Olive Garden restaurant with Lester, Les, caregiver Raylene, and myself. She ... Read more

Su Scott signed Libby's Guestbook.

You go girl!   Glad you are 'back in the game' of life.   Enjoy every moment (and keep winning those cookies)....  Hugs...   Su '-} Read more

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