Blink of an Eye

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Bonus Episode: Sea of a Million Lights…Montage

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Angels have their ways of working silently and quietly to make wonderful things happen. As Archer was declining at AtlanticCare, members of the Senft family’s Baltimore community were busy in the background organizing a prayer vigil. There were candles to be gathered and lit, a singer to be found and a venue to be organized and secured. In this episode, we hear from organizers and attendees about the powerful event hosted at Friends School Baltimore in the aftermath of Archer’s injury. Hear about what it took to organize the vigil amidst Louise’s updates, and how healing it was from the inside out, for those involved. 

Voices in this episode include:

Jackson Morrill

Kerry Leikus

Cathy Lobo

Paula Senft Easton

Ned Insley 

Lisa Melancon

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. The news clip  from the prayer vigil is courtesy of WBAL in Baltimore. Music in this episode is:

A Prayer For My Soul by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8430-a-prayer-for-my-soul

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Cinematic Angelical Upeat Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7213-cinematic-angelical-upeat-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the way we respond to trauma to include trauma healing approaches.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Bonus Episode: The Moment I Heard…Montage

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_9_8l87q.jpgWhere were you the moment you realized life just changed in the blink of an eye?

In this BONUS episode of Blink of an Eye, we hear from Louise’s community members in their own words about the moment they heard the news about Archer’s catastrophic injury. You’ll listen to interview excerpts from family members like Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s daughter, Will Phipps, Louise’s brother, about the moment they received the stark news. And you’ll hear from Archer’s high school friends and other members of the extended Baltimore community who share over five years later eerie memories of where they were, whom they were with, and what they did when they heard the news they will never forget that changed not just the Senft’s lives but their lives too. These voices might resonate for you too about a day you’ll never forget when your life changed in the blink of an eye. We are all so interconnected. 

Voices in this episode include:

Will Phipps 

Paula Senft Easton

Lillian Johnston

Elizabeth Rice

Jackson Morrill

James Shiels

Philippa Shiels

Parker Mitchell

Cathy Lobo

Mary Jo Determan

Tom Novotny 

Mollie Franke

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8678-meditative-sweet-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Background Calm Sentimental Positive Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8672-background-calm-sentimental-positive-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 24: Respiratory Failure

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T-shirts. Sweatshirts. Wristbands. Gifts and comfort items from friends delivered to Archer’s room in the ICU. A prayer vigil that looked like a sea of a million lights. These are the things that had built an energy field of support just when Louise needed it most as she was handed a letter stating Archer’s prognosis. In Season 2: Episode 24: Respiratory Failure, listen in as Louise imagines departing with Archer to the Shepherd Center unaware of unexpected new challenges, and a phone call that stopped her in her tracks. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from interviews with:

Mollie Franke, family friend and member of the Senft’s community in Baltimore, who visited in the ICU early days of Archer’s injury and gave him his favorite Orioles blanket. Mollie and Louise reflect on the moment Mollie heard the news of Archer’s injury and the power of prayer and action. They also reflect on some of the actions their community took in the wake of Archer’s accident, like collective prayer and the creation of the Archer Strong wristbands.

Jackson Morrill, a boyhood, soccer and lacrosse friend of Archer’s, who created t-shirts and sweatshirts using one of Archer’s drawings. He and Louise talk about the story behind the t-shirts and the community prayer vigil Jackson attended and his memory of a million lights.

Cathy Lobo, school nurse at the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, who initially ordered the Archer Strong wristbands. Cathy and Louise talk about the ripple effect of the wristbands out into the community and the support that created back in the hospital.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 24: Respiratory Failure.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Here are some photos of the t-shirts created from today's episode: 

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Season 2: Episode 13: Establishing Ties

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_9_at8as.jpgLouise had almost too much on her mind as she drove from Cape May, New Jersey, to Baltimore, Maryland to check out rehabilitation facilities for Archer close to home. Join her with an inside look at the mind of a worried mother, and what she was haunted by for her son’s future, including the memory of a young couple and their baby and plans to tell the essential truth and why.  As she drove, she dictated notes on her phone, capturing her wandering thoughts in real time. Hear these exclusive notes and more in Season 2: Episode 13: Establishing Ties as Louise reflects on her web of support, her return to Baltimore and the sobering experience of visiting rehabs with her son Pete.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with:

Cathy Lobo, School Nurse at Dutch’s school, the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. She and Louise talk about the development of a statement that went out in the school community bulletin about Archer and the creation of the Archer Strong wristbands and why they mattered. 

Victoria Vox created our theme music. Sound effects are from freesound.org. 

Music in this episode is: 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Establishing Ties.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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