Obesity activist crossing country to urge American Indians to embrace healthier diet
Terrol Dew Johnson has stopped in Lawrence during a 3,000-mile journey to raise awareness of the obesity rate among American Indians. Johnson started in Maine in June 2008 and is on his way home to Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona. The reservation has the highest rate of adult-onset diabetes in the world with over half of the population suffering from the disease. Johnson, 37, is one of them.