Yesterday, a media alert from Pataki for President indicated that the former New York governor would have to cancel all campaign events this week in New Hampshire.
The following went out yesterday morning:
UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORYDue to a family emergency, Governor Pataki is postponing the campaign’s scheduled events in New Hampshire this week.
While everyone hoped for the best, today we have learned that Governor Pataki’s 30-year-old son-in-law suffered a life-threatening stroke.
The campaign issued the following statement:
On Tuesday June 9, Allison Pataki and her husband Dr. David Levy were on a flight originating from Chicago bound for Seattle, for a long scheduled vacation before the birth of their first child, when David suffered a life threatening stroke. Their plane was diverted to Fargo, North Dakota where he has been in intensive care. Dr. Levy is being transported home today to Chicago where he will remain in intensive care at Rush University Medical Center.The Pataki’s and the Levy’s want to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Sanford Medical Center which has been world class and the people of Fargo who have opened their hearts during this difficult time. This episode is a shock to us all, as David, only 30 years of age, is a strong young man who enjoyed excellent health. We are praying for his recovery and welcome everyone’s prayers and good wishes.
We wish Dr. Levy a very speedy recovery, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Pataki family.