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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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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 professional 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

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 - quick update

Libby is doing well, but recovering from a molar tooth extraction yesterday. Yuk but Yea it's done! She has been enjoying trips to Port OConnor and next week an overnight visit to LaGrange Texas is scheduled with sister Cathy and good friend Alissa. The week after that she is off to Santa Fe New Mexico with Lester, Bill and Ellen.  What wonderful jaunts to anticipate! Thanking God for manyblessings!
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Becky Potts Baker
What a great report! Have safe travels and enjoy every minute! Prayers continue...........
Ruth Dallas
By Ruth Kessler Dallas
God bless you, Libby! So happy that you're traveling to Santa Fe - what a wonderful adventure. Hugs.
Deb Tilton
By Deb Tilton
I miss the daily updates of the past, but am so thankful for Libby's continued independence and social life. Trips with family and friends are the best!! Enjoy your Autumn!!
Mary Stanton
By Mary stanton
I am so happy for all of you that all of these things are possible!
Diane Schultheiss
By Diane Schultheiss
Yuck for teeth extraction but yeah for travel! God is good, really lifts my spirits to hear of normal times, good times with family and friends.
Sylvia Anderson
By Sylvia Anderson.
Wow Libby, you have really developed into the ultimate traveling diva and every time I read one of these updates, it puts a big smile on my face, adding even more lines to an already heavily lined visage. But that's ok, I'ts so much more fun to smile than it is to frown, don't you think? I know I haven't written much lately, but that doesn't mean that I have stopped caring or checking on you, because I read every single update, just to make sure all is well with Libby and family. The weather has begun turning cooler, and the trees are dropping leaves rapidly, given the high winds we've had for the past few days, here in the Chicago area, and they are predicting a couple of more high wind days yet to come. Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you. Sylvia
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Mary Helen Simonson
By Mary Helen in OR
I took 3 day classes with Barbara Shapel on Thread Painting. Libby's name came up often. Thanks, Libby, for blazing the trail! and enjoy you time on the Santa Fe trail!
Lovingly and Prayerfully,
Mary Helen
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Minnie Cappel
By Minnie Cappel
So sorry about the tooth ! That is no fun at all ! So glad and thankful that Libby is enjoying fall . Please post some pictures from Santa Fe and please have an enchilada at The Shed ! Libby told me about The Shed many years ago and have enjoyed it on each Santa Fe visit since then ! 😊😊😊
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alex anderson
By With you in Spirit - Alex
I like these short posts because it means all is well!
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Barbara Browne
By Barb Browne
Thanks for the update. I had not seen a post for a while, and was thinking of Libby this morning. My prayers for her continue. Thank God she is doing well!! Thank you for keeping us informed.
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