February 14, 2005 – May 31, 2019
Libby started having ‘spike’ headaches at the end of the summer 2018. They would last a few seconds then go away. Sometimes being very, very painful. They started as one every few days and very quickly grew to be multiple times a day, then multiple times an hour. Several visits to the doctors with all the general tests, antibiotics, steroids, sinus cat scan. Nothing to pin the problem on. A neurology appointment was set up but we would have to wait a few weeks for that. Then a couple of doses of sickness, and problems getting to sleep and we felt there must be something else we could try in the meantime. Another visit to the doctors and blood work was done… then…… an MRI. No one ever thought the MRI would show anything. But it did. And there the journey started. The journey was tough, her disease did not follow the usual progression, instead spreading throughout her body. However through each set of treatment her smile was there and the need to do more for others grew.
She had been accepted into the STEM program at South River High School next year. She played select soccer and was part of her school dance team. Life to Libby was about being part of a team and keeping the team positive, whether that be her dance team, her soccer team or the team that battled with her. Her positive and giving nature was contagious and anyone who met her left feeling that they can make a difference.