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GINTA – Let’s never give up on making people’s lives better

Jessie Simpson and his mom Susan. (Image: CFJC Today)

IT’S 4 A.M. ON SATURDAY. I wake up thirsty and amble my way into the kitchen, fill a glass with water and drink it to the last drop. I return to bed and snuggle back under the covers. Warm and comfortable, I fall back asleep.

The first thought that surfaces on that bright and sunny morning goes straight to the boy at the heart of one of the saddest community tragedies that took place in Kamloops, as someone recently called it on the fundraiser page. Jessie Simpson, whom I mentioned in a recent column, questioning whether the justice system betrayed his cause. (I think it did.)

Following the savage beating he endured on the morning of June 19, 2016, (he miraculously came out of a 10-month-long coma, and has been relearning some basic skills since,) Jessie cannot get up to get himself a glass of water, no matter how thirsty. He relies on someone else to do it. Nor can he shift his position in bed to make himself more comfortable. He can move but his right arm.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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About Mel Rothenburger (6243 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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