(Yes, one of my mottos is “avoid alliteration always and allow alternative articulations.”)
As some of you know, I had the privilege of helping produce a documentary about Morgan Moeller, a Knoxville girl who suffered from DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) with cerebral edema in 2001. Well, this morning I got to join Morgan and her father Mike on the Bob Bell Show (on Joy 62, WRJZ). Mike and Morgan shared some of their family’s story, which Mike has written about in his book Above the Clouds.
One area of the story Michael Cummins and I chose to omit in our film (because of thematic and time constraints) was Morgan’s interaction with the spiritual realm. During her coma, she went “above the clouds” and met her three guardian angels: David, Jacob, and UM. Yes, the third angel’s name was UM.
During one of the breaks, Mike explained to us a recent development of Morgan’s story. Mike got a call from a stewardess who had read his book. She told him, “I know who UM is.” She explained that when young children are traveling alone on an airplane, they can have an escort from the airline watch over them during the flight. These children traveling alone are classified as Unaccompanied Minors, or UM’s.
What makes this revelation even more interesting is that after a particular period of time, Morgan’s angel UM disappeared, while David and Jacob stayed around. Mike believes UM was the angel charged with keeping Morgan safe during her critical time.
Yeah. That’s a pretty cool aspect to the story if you ask me.
On a side note: this week’s music clip is from the documentary. Brendan Anderson, my longtime film scoring collaborator, did an excellent job with the score.