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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 - Libby was "in" Paducah last night!

To the surprise of the quilt show audience in Paducah and all of us at home - Libby was on the big screens last night in Paducah. With the help of Ricky Tims and some helpful neighbors of Libby with a laptop and the know-how to use it, they were hooked up by Face-time for a short chat. Libby said she was nervous at first, then settled down. Today she told me on the phone she would have been even More nervous if she had known how many people were watching.

All of the family THANKS Ricky from the bottom of our hearts for this opportunity for Libby to interact with her extended quilting family!!! Ricky has promised to give us access to a video of the event after his trip and when he has time (a precious commodity for such a Busy man) to develop it technologically. In the meantime, if any of you were there and saw Libby on the big screen, we would love to hear from you and get a re-cap of such a special evening for Libby! Thanking Ricky and you all in advance for your kindness and attention to sweet Libby. God is Good!
In humble appreciation,
Ellen