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  Just set up an account with and donate to,  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.  

Please do not make a contribution to CaringBridge "in tribute to Libby" as solicited on this website.  Those donations go to the CaringBridge website, not to Libby!

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, "Wednesday - Wading through Red Tape".

Lester reported that Libby is having a great day, based on his morning and afternoon visits. He also said that when friend Lucky Long came to visit Libby was in the dining ... Read more

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday, Sept. 9th - Another Good Day".

      Today started out early, as Rayleen arrived at University Place at 6:45 am (Libby was already awake and anxious) to get Libby ready for her additional two ... Read more

Ellen Askey posted a new journal entry, "Monday - Anxious for Therapy, in a Good Way!".

My oh my, how things have changed. Libby is now anxious, as in can't-wait-to-get-started, for her therapy sessions to begin again. Tomorrow Lester will take her and ... Read more

Sharon Dickman signed Libby's Guestbook.

I looked at every one of Bill's photos earlier today. Such fabulous quilts and such a lovely way to honor Libby. Read more

Sarah Davis posted a new journal entry, "Sunday - game day".

Libby was in a very joyful mood today. It is just so much fun when she starts and finishes a day on a happy note. Susan Gartner visited her first thing this morning and ... Read more

Su Scott signed Libby's Guestbook.

WOW.... what an awesome event to look forward to!  These quilts are stunning!   THANKS for caring and sharing....Libby, you are looking wonderful!  I'm so happy to see ... Read more

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Sept. 6, 2014 - A Very Special Day!".

Today was wonderful!  Clara Lawrence, and her Mom, Paula, brought the quilts that have been sent to Clara for a special exhibit and sale that Clara has organized ... Read more

Cathy Arnold added a new photo.

Cathy Arnold added a new photo.

Cathy Arnold posted a new journal entry, "Friday, September 5, 2014".

Susan Gartner reported: "I saw Libby this morning and she is doing well but she was a little agitated that she can't go to therapy until next Tuesday.  She was really ... Read more

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