LWVAV President recovering from stroke

Patricia Shaw at her 50th Birthday celebration two years ago with Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford (R) and Councilman Steve Hofbauer (L).

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.

  12 comments for “LWVAV President recovering from stroke

  1. Antonio
    September 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Patricia, you are in my prayers tonight for a speedy recover. Good bless you!

  2. Annette Jolicoeur
    September 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

    To the strongest woman I know, Patricia!! All of us here at All Family Dental Care are wishing Patricia a speedy recovery! Our prayers are with both Patricia and Michael!

  3. AV Town Crier
    September 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I have worked with Patty on the Westside School District Bond oversite committee as well as dealt with her on numerous occasions while cover the local political scene since the 1990’s. No matter what you cover in Palmdale, at some point you run into patty. She is so involved in so many things it’s amazing.

    She has done more for her community than the rest of us combined. And she works hard in all her endeavors. Plus, she’s just a sweet and wonderful person. If anybody can pull through its her. I wish her well and a speedy recovery–we need ya Patty! Come back to us soon!

  4. Deborah Durden
    September 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    We pray for a speedy recovery and we will keep you in our prayers. May God be with you Patricia. Deborah Durden

  5. Vernita
    September 21, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Michael – I will be praying for you and Patty both that a full recovery is coming. If there’s anything I can do – please let me know. Love to you both!

  6. sandy corrales
    September 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you, everyone. I will print out these comments and let Patricia know you are thinking of her and Michael. Thanks you!

  7. Roxie Patteson
    September 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Sweet, sweet Patricia, please HEAL QUICKLY and come back to us soon. The world needs you out here! You are one of the BEST!

  8. Lori Fincher
    September 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Get well soon Patricia you are a strong and wonderful women and I know you will be back at it in no time. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Let me know if you need help with anything!

  9. Pepe Eads
    September 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Patricia you are in my prayers for a speedy recovery and Michael you are also in my prayers. Please let me know when Patricia can have visitors. If there is anything that I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know.

  10. Bonnie Barnard
    September 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    We missed Patricia at the Palmdale Sheriff Booster Golf Tournament yesterday as she usually attends the event. Please relay to Michael I am praying for him and Patricia. Let me know when she can have friends visit.

  11. Bonnie Barnard
    September 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    We missed Patricia yesterday at the Palmdale Sheriff Booster Golf Tournament. We knew it wasn’t like her not to be at the event. If there is anything I can do to take a little off Michael, please contact me.

  12. Diana Love
    September 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I just saw Patricia at the POW/MIA ceremony at Poncitlan Square this past Friday and we were laughing and joking around. Patricia has a strong will and I know she will put her all in recovering. I wish her and her family the best and hope to see her soon.

    Diana Love

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