KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan man is halfway through his journey walking across the state.
Koerner Gray Buchta started his journey on August 20 on the edge of Lake Saint Claire near Detroit. His journey will take him to Holland, 180 miles west of his starting point.
WZZM 13 caught up with him on Tuesday, walking near the intersection of 100th Street and Alden Nash in southeastern Kent County. He's walking to raise awareness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition that forced him to miss two years of high school.
"I was just sheparded from doctor to doctor," says Koerner. "No one could tell me what was wrong. I want to be able to raise awareness about it so people don't have to go through that same process."
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects one in every 1,000 people. There is no cure or proven treatment.