Photo: Duffy Duffield, right, and family friend LJ Edgecomb outside Duffy’s home in Newport Beach. Duffy is walking a mile a day as he quickly recovers from a bypass procedure last week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014
Contact: Roger Bloom, 714-943-3310, firstname.lastname@example.org
DUFFY WALKING MILE A DAY AS HE RECOVERS FROM BYPASS PROCEDURE
You can’t keep a good man down, especially when he’s Duffy Duffield and he’s running for City Council.
A week after quadruple-bypass surgery at Hoag Hospital, Duffy is up and walking a mile a day around his neighborhood as his rehabilitation quickly progresses.
“I just want to thank everyone for their support and good wishes these past few days,” Duffy says. “You have really helped Terry and I through a trying week.”
Duffy was released from the hospital on Friday, and spent the weekend talking with visiting friends and on the phone with well-wishers, campaign aides and a voters.
Doctors said the 5-hour procedure Oct. 13 went very well and they expect Duffy to make a complete recovery.
Marshall Duffield, known universally as Duffy, is the inventor of the Duffy electric boat and founder and owner of the company that makes them. He is the largest manufacturer of electric boats in the world, with 14,000 Duffys on the lakes and harbors of all continents. He served on the Newport Beach Harbor Commission for 10 years. A frequent visitor to Newport Beach as a young child, he and his family moved here permanently in 1958. He is a graduate of Newport Harbor High School and a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.