I met John when he became interested in a case that I had involving the Red Cross, and the manner in which it handled it blood supply. I was a little skeptical about talking to the Wall Street Journal. But, John told me that he would be fair. We started meeting and talking about it. After awhile, it was more fun than work. We told each other stories about our kids, the whole nine yards. I thoroughly enjoyed him. When the story came out, it was just as he said - fair and balanced. I spoke to him once in the last year or so. I didn't know he was sick. I will miss him. He loved his family and he loved being a journalist.
My condolences to the family.