Arizona Storytellers: Calvin Worthen

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 8:45am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:46pm

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Calvin Worthen shares a story about having a serious asthma attack in the middle of winter as a child.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

Calvin Worthen grew up in Chicago. He had asthma, eczema, allergies and had accidents all the time. Because of this, going to hospitals and emergency rooms was the norm.

When Worthen was 7, his family moved from Chicago to Minneapolis.

One day in January, Worthen slipped on the ice and injured his wrist. After a visit to the ER, he came home with a cast on his wrist.

It had been a long day so he went to bed. But Worthen woke up in the middle of the night feeling like he was choking.

Calvin Worthen is a host and producer at Radio Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Jan. 11, 2017.

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