District 3 Councilwoman Suffers Second Stroke

The City of Corpus Christi says District 3 Representative Priscilla Leal has suffered another stoke. The stroke was discovered during a doctors visit, but it was not as severe as the first stroke from January. Family members say Leal will be hospitalized later Wednesday.

The four term City Council Member underwent surgery to remove a blood clot following the first stroke and had completed rehabilitative therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann - a world-renowned physical therapy hospital.

It's actually the same place that Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was admitted to after she was shot in Arizona.

Mayor Nelda Martinez says she found out about the second stroke earlier this afternoon.

"Dina, Priscilla's daughter, came into my office today and let me know that she had a setback. She had another stroke. It's not as severe as the initial one, but it shakes your shoulders and they are just asking for prayers and try to get her through this," said Mayor Martinez.

The city has been holding Leal's seat for her on this, the last term she's allowed to have.

The mayor tells me the family plans to re-admit Priscilla to the hospital this evening for continued medical care.


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