Libby began a spiral into severe medical issues on April 30th that included a ruptured aneurysm, a 7 hour surgery to clip the aneurysm, and a stroke that required additional surgery. Libby is a true superstar in the art quilt world, and she needs our love and support. While I’ve been following her updates on Caring Bridge, my own medical issues prevented me from posting here sooner.
If you are able, please visit Caring Bridge to read her story and updates, and please consider sending a small monetary donation to help with her medical expenses. On June 8th, Libby’s sister wrote the following, which I am sharing here:
“Contributions – Angels Needed
Written Jun 8, 2013 4:28pm by Cathy Arnold (Libby’s sister)
As Libby’s recovery plan is beginning to take shape, it has become clear that this will be a long and unpredictable process. Medicare will only pay for a portion of the cost of the rehab. She does not have an auxiliary policy. The burden of paying for the long term rehab and care will fall to Lester and the family.
Thank you to all who have donated to CaringBridge in tribute to Libby. Although those contributions do not go towards any medical expenses, they have helped to make possible this website communication.
If you would like to make a much needed contribution towards Libby’s rehab and other extensive medical expenses, it would help ensure that Libby is provided with the best medical care possible.
A bank account has been set up at JPMorgan Chase Bank. The name of the account is the “Libby Lehman Medical Fund”. Checks, Money Orders, or Cashier’s Checks should be made out to “Libby Lehman Medical Fund” and mailed to her sister, Cathy Arnold at 2220 Stanmore, Houston, TX 77019. Please include your name and address if it is not on the check. If you wish to use an online secure transfer method from any bank called Chase Quick Pay, please email Cathy’s husband, Bill Arnold at email@example.com, and he will provide you with proper instructions.
Bill Arnold and Bill Askey, Libby’s brother-in-laws, are the Trustees of the Fund and the only signors on the bank account. To the extent possible by the amount of funds in the account, they will be responsible for issuing checks to pay for any medical bills that are presented by Lester. The Family is very appreciative of all cards, letters, quilt pieces, and contributions received on behalf of our beloved Sister, Libby. She is a real treasure to all of us, and we all want her to be able to recover to the best of her abilities.
Thank you so much.” Cathy Arnold, on behalf of Libby & Lester Lehman
I continue to feel very fortunate by the amount of love that I have received (and continue to receive) during my recent medical crisis, and my hope is that I can help pay that love forward to Libby.