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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

Friday morning - Jump Start on the Holiday Weekend

Last night Lester sent out the following report of yesterday and their early start to a Memorial Day weekend in Port O'Connor with Libby:

"‎Libby and I made it to PO'C w/o any problems. Started the morning off running a few errands and arrived at TIRR Memorial City around 11 am. Jennifer was there and thoroughly enjoyed seeing Libby (Jennifer was Libby's PT therapist there). She was amazed at how much better LIbby's balance was - this was after several hugs and kisses were exchanged. Jennifer had a trainee who we met and he said "now I see why Libby is Jennifer's favorite former student". Unfortunately, Marisa and Stephanie weren't there - both therapists there - Jennifer said they will be "sick" having missed Libby. It was a very nice 15 minute visit and Libby was really glad we stopped by.
 
After lunch at Kim Song and another errand, we headed to PO'C and had no problems. We went to dinner at Josie's (restaurant). Libby had a margarita and beef nachos which were delicious. Tomorrow, we have a shopping trip to Speedy Stop and a party Saturday afternoon at the Lack's. Should be a very fun weekend.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend...Love to all!" -Lester