Republican presidential candidate, George Pataki, canceled his New Hampshire campaign events after his son-in-law, Dr. David Levy, suffered a stroke this week.
The former New York governor's campaign said Levy and Pataki's daughter, Allison, were on a flight from Chicago to Seattle on Tuesday for a vacation before the birth of the couple's first child when he suffered the life-threatening stroke, reports The New York Times
Their plane was diverted to Fargo, North Dakota, where Levy has been in intensive care, according to a statement from the Pataki campaign
. Levy was transported to Chicago on Thursday and remains in intensive care at Rush University Medical Center.
"This episode is a shock to us all, as David, only 30 years of age, is a strong young man who enjoyed excellent health," the Pataki campaign said. "We are praying for his recovery and welcome everyone's prayers and good wishes."
The Pataki and Levy families went on to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and the people of Fargo "who have opened their hearts during this difficult time."
A Pataki spokesman told The Times that the former governor hopes to return to the campaign trail next week.
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