Teacher thankful for UC students and St. Vincent De Paul

William Barnett, Ph.D., sits in a makeshift waiting room outside an office turned medical exam room, his red v-neck sweater showing slight tears around both shoulder seams. On the second floor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Bank Street facility in Cincinnati’s West End, this English and literature scholar with decades of teaching experience waits. He shares stories from his 67-year life freely. A smile nearly always hovers at the edge of his mouth. Nearly always. But since his wife died 10 years ago, Barnett’s life has been filled with his own health crises. He lost his insurance and his…