Jenni

Today Patricia and I pay remembrance to the passing of our Little girl Jenni. Nov 5th 1980 was and still is one of the most horrific days of our lives. We were living in Calgary; me a young architectural draftsman for UMA ( Underwood & McLellan Associates ) during the day, and Patricia working nights as a bartender for an established high-end restaurant. We couldn’t afford daycare or a babysitter in those days, so we “make do” with the little income we had.

Living in the “Bowness” community just a few minutes from Bowness Park in the neighbourhood and former town in west Calgary, Alberta.

We rented a two bedroom basement duplex a few blocks away from Bow River. Just South of us the city of Calgary was in the process of building the Canada Olympic Park (COP), formerly known as Paskapoo Ski Hill. Canada Olympic Park was one of the venues for the 1988 Winter Olympics, being the primary venue for ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge.

And — that was the reason WE were in Calgary in 1980. UMA Engineering Firm had one of the contracts to begin designing the Canada Olympic Park, including Site Plans as far away as Kananaskis Country. I was called in from Edmonton UMA firm to begin the 8 year process of planning and development of this huge project. At the time, I was just a Junior architectural draftsman, hand-drawing architectural plans, per instructions from the highly trained Architects and Engineers.

So — the three of us moved to Calgary to further my career as an architectural draftsman. Our first months in Calgary was a happy one. Patricia, Jenni and I would explore Calgary sites, such as the Zoo and the Heritage Park Historical Village where Hollywood western movies were made, such as the classic “ The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford“ starring Brad Pitt ( Jesse James) and Casey Affleck ( Robert Ford).

I remember carrying Jenni around in a kangaroo front pouch so she would be able to see the sites of the Heritage Park Historical Village. Less then a year old, Jenni eye expressions would dictate to us she enjoyed our weekend outings. One weekend we even had the opportunity to visit the town of Banff.

Everything was going well until one evening Jenni seemed more agitated then what we considered normal. As any frightened parent, I phoned our local doctor. Concerned, he made a home visit ( which is totally unheard of these days). He noticed a rash on her body, which seem unusual but not overly strange for babies of her age. He said,” If it persists, take her to the Foothills Hospital and we’ll do a complete check up.

The next evening Jenni became even more agitated with a spiking fever. Her eyes were red and the rash became more announced. It was then I phoned Patricia ( who was working nights) and explained I’m going to take her to emergency at the Foothills. Getting to the hospital, Patricia met me. As any worried parents, we wanted answers. They admitted Jenni ; after trial & error, and many specialized doctors, everyone was totally baffled to why Jenni’s temperature increased to an unsafe level. Every day and night, Patricia and I took turns being there for Jenni. The nurses would cool her down by using cool baths and a constant fan by her bed. No matter what they did Jenni’s temperature became critical. The both of us were complete distraught to the point of exhaustion. It didn’t matter, we would never leave Jenni alone. We held and hugged her as much as possible to show her, everything would be ok, and that, we were there for her.

That evening, it was my shift to be with Jenni. I gave Jenni a cool-down bath and held her some more. She began to show signs of improvement. Jenni was hungry ! That indeed is a good sign, I thought. So I was able to feed her. I remember she smiled at me with contentment.

The nurse came in, urging me, that maybe it’s a good time to go get some rest. Nodding in agreement, I decided she was right. Before putting Jenni back to bed for the night, I kissed her on the cheek. She really looked content, however I noticed her little fingers looked bluish then normal. Concerned I went to the front desk where an Intern was stationed. Explaining what I saw seemed unusual, he just looked at me with his arrogant stance and said,” Are you a doctor ?”

I said,” No. But maybe we can call our doctor ?”

This redhead seemed determined to piss me off, flatly refusing to call my physician. The nurse came over and encouraged me to go home and get some sleep. Shrugging my shoulders, I nodded, but was discouraged over the response of this intern. I knew he thought me as this young kid in my twenties who didn’t know what I was talking about. Giving up the argument, I went home.

The minute I got home, I received a emergency call from one of the nurses, that I had better get back to the hospital as soon as possible. She told me Jenni experienced a cardiac arrest and unfortunately the doctor on-call could not revive her.

Completely in rage, I rushed back to the Foothills hospital in dismay. By the time I arrived, Patricia was holding Jenni in her arms, crying intensely.

Our little Jenni didn’t survive. We were in complete sorrow. Weeks later, we learned Jenni died of severe complications from an unknown disease called Kawasaki disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome.

You can read more about the condition here

The point of all of this is :

1. The time we had with Jenni will be cherished the rest of our lives.

2. Physicians should pay attention to the parents. We may not have the training, but we may have some valuable information that could assist the doctors on call. In Jenni’s case, the bluish fingers could of lead the emergency doctors to act. But due to the arrogance of one intern, Jenni died.

3. If the Kawasaki syndrome is caught in time, death is preventable. Apparently survival rate is 90 percent.

4. Kawasaki disease had puzzled doctors for over 150 years, until recent years. “Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, who first described what is now known as Kawasaki Disease (KD), and recent reports of a multisystem inflammatory disease in children associated with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (MIS-C), makes a review on KD and MIS-C timely. Kawasaki Disease is a systemic vasculitis with predilection for coronary arteries occurring mostly in early childhood. The main features are high fever, extensive skin rash, cheilitis with red, cracking, bleeding lips and strawberry tongue, conjunctivitis, erythema and induration of hands and feet, subsiding with periungual peeling, cervical lymphadenopathy, and coronary artery dilation/aneurysms.

Due to the COVID virus, Kawasaki disease was brought front and centre, because both coincide with each other. “Atypical Kawasaki disease, Kawasaki-like disease, Kawasaki-COVID-19, paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2, macrophage activation syndrome, myocarditis, toxic shock syndrome.” Read more

5. Kawasaki disease is said to be more prominent in children of Asian descent. However, we are not even close to Asian. Just recently, due to the COVID virus more Caucasian children have the Kawasaki disease symptoms. The earliest record symptom was, believe it or not, from London, when, in the year of our lord 1870, a seven year old boy died of this unknown disease. Interesting, Kawasaki disease is prone to attack younger children five years old and younger. It’s strange the symptoms started with a seven year old Caucasian boy. This proves this syndrome isn’t clearly understood, as of yet.

6. The loss of a child is extremely traumatizing to all parents involved. Life goes on, however you never forget such a loss.

7. Time never makes a difference in relationship to the loss.

8. The graphic digital drawing above is what I would like to perceive Jenni’s soul exploring the Cosmic Universes like the fictional, Jedi Rey Skywalker of the Star Wars saga. If Jenni had a chance in life, what would have she achieved?

Today, we have two wonderful daughters, Tianndra and Trisha. They never met Jenni but I believe if they did, would have loved her the same as we do.

In Conclusion, Patricia and I will keep thinking and remembering Jenni’s birth to the day we lost her. As a parent, you’ll always have that worry of your children, hoping they will succeed past you. We worry, we love and we hope.

“May The Force Be With Her Soul Exploring The Afterlife”

Rest In Peace Jenni – We miss and love YOU forever.

Love Bari and Patricia Demers 💕

JAMES MONTANA SCRIPTS

Star Wars – The Midi-Chlorians

Star Wars

Watching Star Wars again. Most specifically, Episode II “ Attack of the Clones” . It a wonder that I had previously miss valuable information, since I’ve watched this movie 3X now. Somehow, my mind skipped the part about the “Midi-Chlorians” – Go Figure !

Passing through, I scanned and rescanned the part of the Midi-Chlorians. Apparently, LIFE and the FORCE wouldn’t exist, without the Midi-Chlorians , again – Go Figure !

As said by Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker

“Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.”

THE MIDI-CHLORIANS

Immediately I was intrigued by the science and most particularly, the biology of how they exist within us ( as in Living Hosts). Interesting, Midi-chlorians are these microscopic intelligent life forms that originate from the origin of Life and centre of the Spiritual Cosmic Force.

Throughout billions of years of countless universes and planets forming, to living organisms residing on M- Class Planets, the Midi-Chlorians reside within the cells of all living organisms, as a host.

It’s here where select gifted intelligent beings are allowed to tap into the COSMIC FORCE, using the Midi-Chlorians organisms as a means of communication (aka The Force speaks through the Midi-Chlorians). These gifted beings, of course, are the JEDI. Each Jedi learns how to use the FORCE, creating unimaginable POWERS. Unfortunately, each Jedi can take the path for good or evil (aka the Dark Force).

As well, most trained Jedis can feel the FORCE from other potential beings. Each soul can trace (gauging) their force by a simple BLOOD TEST. Microscopically, a trained JEDI microbiologist can estimate the number of Midi-Chlorians within a host. The higher the count of Midi-Chlorians, the stronger the FORCE within each subject.

It’s been said Anakin Skywalker had a count of over 20,000 Midi-Chlorians, surpassing YODA himself. Unfortunately, Anakin Skywalker took the path of the Darkside, becoming the troubled DARTH VADER.

INTERESTING CONCLUSION:

What I absorbed from all of the above (even though it’s just a storyline) , is the possibility, the FORCE we sometimes hear, could easily be confused as a GOD speaking to us. To add fuel to the fire, just maybe our soul is the essence of the Midi-Chlorians organisms leaving our host bodies, transforming itself back into the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE.

Yoda speaks,” Fear of loss is the path to the darkside. Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. Mourn them do not, miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”

As stated, “The energy of the FORCE is the centre, intertwining the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE with the LIVING FORCE.” With this said, you can then argue, over 124,000 Prophets in our history were possibly gifted JEDIS, (including Jesus) tapping into the COSMIC FORCE, we know as GOD. It’s no wonder we can’t ever communicate with the dead. Their transformation is pure energy, within the Cosmic Force of Life and Death.

I know, I know…it all sounds crazy!

BUT – maybe we should quiet our mind and listen closer to what THE FORCE is saying to us.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU !

Bari Demers – screenwriter

Obi-Wan – The Character

Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor played a young Obi-Wan in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Recently there were rumours whether he would be in the next Star Wars movie with the Walt Disney Company. As you already know, Walt Disney purchased Lucas Films by George Lucas for a whopping $4.05 billion in 2012. We are also aware of well respected J.J. Abrams taking over as director for the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opening day in December 2015. Talk about exciting!

The interview…

Ewan McGregor just had a quick interview with MTV in regards to those rumours. Of course, we all know the legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi died but then became a ghost, so it wouldn’t work for Ewan McGregor to come back as Obi-Wan.

But…

As a screenwriter, my sci-fi mind is always figuring out plots and angles to add twists to a story. Just because I enjoy the profession acting of Ewan McGregor, I thought of a way to bring Ewan McGregor back into Disney’s Star Wars Episodes.

Now…

As any Star Wars fan already knows, Obi-Wan Kenobi was born on Homeworld, Stewjon within the Stewjon system. He also had a brother named Owen Lars, but…

Imagine this…

Unknown to Obi-Wan, his mother had a twin-brother, who was stollen at birth by Dark Force alliance, Darth Talon (a female Lethan Twi’lek). Darth Talon could never have children, so she secretly stole the twin brother by clouding Obi-Wan Kenobi’s mother thoughts, using the DARK FORCE. The evil Darth Talon named the twin, Darth Jobel, training him into the Dark Side.

Obi-Wan has always felt he had a twin brother, but his mother denied it, because to her, the twin never existed. But throughout Obi-Wan’s life he could feel the force of his twin brother.

During Obi-Wan’s earlier years under his master, Jedi apprentice Qui-Gon Jinn, they adventured into the Quelii sector, from sketchy reports about a possible DARK FORCE ALLIANCE.

They came upon an obscure planet, Dathomir, in the Outer Rim Territories. It was here, Obi-Wan’s FORCE of his twin brother was strong, but once again his presence evaded them. Obi-Wan was troubled by the strong presence of the Dark Force. Could it be, his twin brother was part of the Dark Force?

And the story goes…

So, as you see there’s a new character for Ewan McGregor after all. Only, this time, as his twin brother, Darth Jobel. Will Darth Jobel turn to the GOOD SIDE, only a new STAR WARS EPISODE will you know.

As Yoda would say,” Do or do not. There is no try.”

By Bari Demers

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