It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since our last Love.Live.Give. event.
This past year Libby endured 3 hospitalizations, totaling 6 weeks. After her last stay at Jefferson Hospital in January, she had a "tune-up" at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. She has just finished a month of PT and OT therapy at home. Next week, she will begin a program of rigorous outpatient therapy to regain the strength and mobility she lost. Following completion of that, and in anticipation of recouping energy, she looks forward to resuming her regiment at the Wellness Center on Columbus Boulevard a few days a week. In addition, she will continue bi-weekly sessions at Fighting Back in Malvern. Libby claims she hasn't felt this well in a year and is eager to "get a life again".
May 19th is approaching quickly! We look forward to a night of friendship, good food, music, dancing, and the auctioning of many great items and vacation destinations. We look forward to seeing you at the 4th annual Love.Live.Give. fundraising event in honor of Libby in effort to help pay for the annual cost of her care.
Libby has felt the outpouring of love and support by so many of you since her accident. One of her goals is to be well enough to attend this year's event and express her gratitude. We hope she can achieve that goal.
Team Libby Judge
Feb 22, 2016
As many of you already know, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, Libby experienced a traumatic car accident which left her with a C5, C6 spinal cord injury. Due to the location of her injury, Libby was paralyzed from the chest down, with some movement in her shoulders, biceps, triceps and wrists only.
After a rigorous course of acute therapy at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, in Philadelphia, Libby was able to move home in January 2015. Due to the generous contributions of her family, friends and loving community Libby has been able to move forward in her life. Libby was fortunate to move back to a beautiful addition equipped with modifications that help her adapt to her “new way” of living with her spinal cord injury. She is happy to be home surrounded by family. Libby has full time nursing care at home and continues to go to therapy weekly. She continues to work extremely hard. She was able to purchase a much needed piece of equipment, a Stim Bike, that helps keep her leg muscles strong and active. Libby was also able to purchase a wheelchair accessible van that transports her various places. In addition, Libby has been able to take the necessary medications and pay for uninsured medical expenses. Libby has especially enjoyed the addition of her 5th grandson, Hudson James Phillip, born September 17th! Her daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Chas are first time proud parents! Libby has also enjoyed cheering on her 4 Pegg grandsons whether it be in a gym or on a field!
Even with insurance, Libby has had many uninsured injury-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, additional therapy, monthly medical supplies, caregiver expenses, home modifications and modified transportation to allow her access to her community, along with durable equipment -- just to name a few. The CDC estimates that an individual living with a spinal cord injury will have between $500,000 and $3 million dollars in lifetime out-of-pocket expenses. Unfortunately, Libby and her family face an immense burden emotionally, physically and financially. The Judge family has been surrounded by a loving community that has stepped up to help meet some of the financial burden through various fundraising assistance. Without the success of ongoing fundraising, Libby’s fund will be inadequate.
To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Libby's honor was established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. If you would like to make a contribution please click on the DONATE NOW button.
Thank you for your love, support, prayers and generosity during this time.
Feb 16, 2016
SAVE THE DATE!! Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Great American Pub. Come join us at the 3rd Annual Love.Live.Give event for Libby. Watch this page and your email for future details.
Apr 13, 2015
It's hard to believe it's been over a year since Libby’s car accident on March 15th, 2014, which resulted in a C5, C6 spinal cord injury. Due to the location of her injury, Libby is paralyzed from...
Sep 12, 2014
It's been a while since the last update, and you're hungry for news of Libby's progress. But first, let's talk about the exciting fundraiser currently underway from September 11-14. It's the...
Sep 10, 2014
Libby's accident on March 15th sparked an outpouring of love and support from her community. A deep love for Libby brought us to where we are today.
The Graham Group pledged funding to Libby's...
Aug 18, 2014
With less than a month away to the $50,000 Wayneborough Tennis Tournament, we are nearing our goal, but need your support today to get there for Libby. Every little bit helps -- large or small...
Aug 04, 2014
August 4, 2014 It’s been a while since we shared news, so this will be a long post. Settle in with a cup of coffee and pretend you’re visiting with Libby. You’ll then notice that she wears the...
May 19, 2014
Mom's "flap" surgery got moved up to May 22nd, instead of May 29th as originally scheduled. All good!
May 18, 2014
Hello! Mom is doing well. The surgery on her wound on May 1 went well, they removed all dead tissue. They are taking care of the wound to keep it clean and healthy. She will get a 2nd surgery on...
May 13, 2014
All: If you plan to attend Live it Up on June 6th, which we really hope you do, we ask that you please purchase tickets online in ADVANCE of the event. Thank you!
Live it Up! in honor of Libby...
May 01, 2014
****SAVE THE DATE**** Fundraising Event for Libby Judge Friday, June 6, 2014, 6pm-11pm Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA Silent Auction & Door Prizes Featuring Chico's Vibe!!! DETAILS...
Apr 23, 2014
Surgery got moved again to May 1. The infection is in the bone. She is on medications to help rid the infection. Please keep saying prayers!
Apr 23, 2014
Mom's surgery got moved to Tuesday of next week when the hospital has vacancy.
Apr 21, 2014
Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter.
Update on Mom: There has been no change in the status of her paralysis.
She has been upgraded to an electric wheelchair and can get around...