Elizabeth Jablonski - 1966-2015
It is with great personal sadness that I announce the passing of our dear friend Elizabeth Jablonski (Libby) on July 5th 2015.
I got to know Libby about 10 years ago when she contacted the International Adhesions Society. Very quickly we struck up a friendship outside of the world of adhesions and Libby was kind enough to send my wife some of the jewelry she was selling. Libby was a deeply religious person and she spoke often of her family.
In 2010 Libby volunteered to be one of the first patients to use PainShield MD. Her response in her words was miraculous. Having known Libby both for her honesty and suffering for some time before and now hearing the change in her I was convinced that PainShield was doing something very special and that finally we had an answer for the thousands of patients we had met just like Libby. Through her encouragement, Libby was one of the main reasons I decided to form KevMed.
Libby continued to do well with the PainShield and volunteered to speak with anyone who wanted to hear first hand about the effects of this device. Naturally she had her ups and downs, including some episodes of obstruction due to her adhesions. Libby reported that these episodes were fewer and less severe.
Although, because of Libby’s help, we have made a major advance with PainShield, we still have much to do to eliminate the problem of adhesions completely. May Libby serve as an inspiration for us all to multiply our efforts in being able to achieve this goal.
We send our sincere condolences to Libby’s husband Rodger and all of her family.
David Wiseman April 25 2016
I am reproducing the original full text of Libby’s testimonial about her experience with PainShield. Also below is her obituary posted online.
Full text of Elizabeth’s PainShield MD testimonial 12/18/2012
My personal situation is one in which I live with extreme chronic pain caused by disease, injury and dysfunction of my intestinal system which lacks my colon. Due to my extreme pain, I must take a variety of potent pain medications which is a catch 22 situation because they causes constipation.
I have to live each day to eat enough food on a restricted diet and then manage the pain caused by digestion and bowel blockages with a myriad of laxatives and softeners.
I am not a technically educated person but I feel 100% confident stating that I know this device drastically reduced my pain to such a degree that I was able once again to sleep through a full night.
I am equally confident in stating that I believe this device has spared my life more than once. Intestinal blockages are my number one battle and even though I am not technically educated I do know that the PainShield causes my intestinal system to function with an even steady movement as much as possible which reduces my pain and the need for me to take pain medications that would make my intestinal function worse."
Elizabeth Jane (Harwell) Jablonski
passed away peacefully on Sunday, July
5, 2015 at the age of 49. She was born in Freeport,
Texas on March 23, 1966 to O. Ray Harwell & Carolyn Faye
(Murphy) Harwell and graduated from Needville
High School. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 28 years
Rodger Jablonski of Needville, TX, father, O.
Ray Harwell Sr and his wife Judy, Brother Ray Harwell Jr. and his wife Kim,
Aunts Kay Ashton, Jan Harwell and Connie Harwell, numerous nice and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother Carolyn Faye Harwell, her Uncle Ryan
Harwell. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the
charity of your choice.