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Bad News At The Chilly Chili Run

Doc takes a spill

Doc Whitney, 94, whom we've all grown to love over the years, fell along the race route at the Chilly Chili Run today as he crossed the road at Meetinghouse Lane. He was taken away by ambulance, according to another senior runner who was nearby.

He has a cut above his eye and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital as a precaution.

We wish him well.

Louise Ford January 02, 2012 at 03:34 PM
We are sorry to hear about Doc's spill and send our best wishes to him and his family. Don and Louise Ford
jane opper January 02, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Hi Carolyn, We are all so anxious to hear how your dad is doing. I called him at the hospital this morning and he was so sweet. He said that he couldn't hear me well enough to hear who I was, but he kept thanking me for calling him. We are so honored every year to have him participate in the Chilly Chili Run! I got a chance to talk to him and your sister before the race and he seemed so happy to be there. I grew up in Orange so I have known your dad for many years. Please know that we are all wishing him the best. And if you can, please give us an update. Thanks! Jane Opper, Amity Teen Center
Lee E Whitney Ha January 03, 2012 at 12:25 AM
My father is home in Vermont now, just arrived. He is in wonderful spirits, cracking jokes about the experience and gearing up to run in a few days. He has stitches on his head and a whopper of a black eye, but otherwise he's doing amazingly well and happy to be home. He is disappointed he didn't finish one of his favorite races, the Chilly Chili, but said he'll be there next year. Thank you for your concern! He certainly has met some wonderful, caring people in his running years! -Lee (youngest daughter...his 'keeper', as he refers to me!)
Terri Miles January 03, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Lee, Knowing your dad for many years, I can only imagine how disappointed he was in not finishing the race (so close too!) The award ceremony was special, but just not the same without him. I look forward to seeing him again next year. Thank you for the update!
George D. Whitney January 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Hello friends and relatives. This may be a good example of what lengths some people will go to get a little attention.but It's not high on my priority list. The adventure did have a lot of laughs along the way and an eduction in CYA. Howeveer one MD said with my signs of good health he was against fishing expeditions and I should go home. Stitches will be removed Sat. and I can't feel any discomfort. By the way DYA is "cover your ass" that hospitals have to do and are famous for. Thanks to all and I hope I have not been too disruptive. See all at next years race if not before. Love, George (doc).

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