PALMDALE – Patricia Shaw, President of the League of Women Voters AV and Planning Commissioner for the City of Palmdale, has been recovering from a stroke at Palmdale Regional Medical Center since Friday, Sept. 16th.
The 52-year-old will remain in the intensive care unit for at least another week until she can be transferred to a rehabilitation center where she will undergo physical and speech therapy. Shaw’s right side has been impaired, and she is unable to speak, according to her husband Michael Shaw.
“Her vital signs are very good, and we expect a full recovery,” he said. “But she has a lot of physical work ahead of her. I will be by her side every step of the way.”
Two people who last saw Patricia Shaw at Friday’s POW/MIA ceremony at Poncitlan Square were Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and Palmdale School Board Member Sandy Corrales-Eneix.
“She appeared fine and in great spirits,” Ledford said. “Patricia is the heart and soul of Palmdale.”
“Patricia is the strongest woman I have ever met,” Corrales-Eneix said. “She can get through this and come back just as strong.”
Patricia leads or has been affiliated with numerous organizations, including the League of Women Voters AV, the City Planning Commission, Palmdale Sheriff’s Boosters, Palmdale Woman’s Club, Kiwanis Club, and the AV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Patricia Shaw has lived in Palmdale since 1996.