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Make Sure Libby Is Not Alone This Holiday Season

Your contributions to Libby's journal this year made sure that they never felt alone. Your tax-deductible donation in Libby's honor will make sure that Caringbridge continues to bring hope and healing to those who need it most.

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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.  

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!

Latest Journal Update

Friday - Counting our Blessings!

Back at TIRR this morning, Libby was hard at work at her physical and occupational therapies. Then Tiffany took her for a treat to Cazadores for a late lunch. Libby was in great spirits when Bill and I dropped by to visit this afternoon. She told us all about her wonderful Thanksgiving at Doris' house yesterday! She loved visiting and playing with all the Lehman family, especially the kiddoes. Libby said all of Alan and Amy's four kids kept her entertained, although she was not as good at using the computer as little Lawson. Then there was the adorable baby Ashley, and she said Lester was handsome in his new blue denim birthday shirt which was Libby's gift to him and she said "he just loves it!" Finally, when talking about the feast, she told us in great detail about her favorite part - a mandarian orange jello dessert, which apparently she indulged in three servings of that and one of blackberry cobbler. She laughingly said she "pigged out". Aren't we blessed that most of us did too?

As we were getting ready to leave, Cathy and her daughter came by for a visit. Libby was so excited to see her namesake and niece Elizabeth, who lives in New York City with her hubby Rich and three darling children, (so understandably, they do not get to Houston as often as we would like). Libby wanted to demonstrate her walking and backing up skills and she was talking and listening happily as we left.  What blessings - our cup runneth over!
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Deanna Ripley-Lotee
By Deanna Ripley-Lotee
Indeed! Wonderful visits. Sounds like a terrific gathering of family. Bet they are equally as glad to visit with Libby as Libby is with them. Kudos, Libby!

Mary Helen Simonson
By Mary Helen in OR
Thanksgiving abounds. I am so thankful that Libby has her family to support her and that she is doing so much better and that she is able to go to therapy.
Lovingly and prayerfully
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Janet Grosser
By Janet Grosser
I know Libby was happy to see Cathy and her family. There's nothing like catching with relatives at Holiday time. I imagine this year it is even more fun for Libby than last year. Take lots of pictures folks and share with us!!
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Judy Snook
By Judy Snook
I am so glad Libby is doing so well - and her whole team too.
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Patricia L Walters
By Patricia L Walters
Thank you for the update, Ellen. Glad Libby is getting help at TIRR.
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