Surviving Vietnam, Agent Orange and diabetes
'I worked myself all the way up to eight insulin shots a day,' noted a veteran who has since turned his health care journey upside down.
John Barnes is an award-winning journalist. He worked for 33 years at The Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com. He now writes for Spectrum Health Beat, The Detroit News and other publications. Recent awards include top honors for feature writing, coverage of justice issues, investigative reporting, enterprise writing, public service and editorial writing. The Grand Rapids-area native has four children and enjoys camping, fishing and downhill skiing.