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Bonus Episode: Ripple Effects…Montage


Over the last two years of making Blink of an Eye, Louise has interviewed over 70 people and counting — many of them family members and friends both close and far. In this last bonus episode of our break between seasons, you will hear from a few of Louise’s family members and friends about how Archer’s accident ricocheted out into the family and community, impacting not only the groups but each individual member. In their own voices, they explain how Archer’s incident influenced everything from their career paths to the ways they think about life. Hear about the family ties that were strengthened and challenged in this week’s bonus episode. We hope this episode helps you normalize the impact we all have on the family systems that we are all part of, individually and collectively. We are all so interconnected.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Will Phipps

Pete Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Dewey Senft

Jaqui Schmucker

Trena Mitchell

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

Background Sentimental Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles



Immersed by Kevin MacLeod



Calm Contemplative Piano by MusicLFiles



Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles



Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®



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Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a National pool of SCI specialized Radiologists for second opinions in the first hours of crisis, A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. They will also host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more, visit

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Episode 1: The Call

blink of an eye episode 1 - the call

On a hot summer day in 2015, a prominent professional and mother of 5 receives the phone call that will change the rest of her — and her family’s — life.  One of her children, her son Archer, while at the beach, dove into the Atlantic Ocean for a quick, cooling swim as he’s done hundreds of times before. But this time, something went terribly wrong.  Join Louise for the powerful pilot episode of this extraordinary journey of life and death, trauma and epiphany, featuring the impact of trauma on her and others and interviews with people at the scene on both sides of a rapidly unfolding timeline of life-and-death decision-making. A remarkable story of loss, advocacy, and resilience begins. 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 1 The Call. August 5. DAY 1. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from

Jacqui Schmucker, a co-worker of Archer's that summer at the Beach Club,

Davis Barsby, the Assistant Manager at the Beach Club, the head lifeguard at the time of the accident, and a lifelong friend of the Senft family.

This episode is sponsored by the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury. Visit to learn more.

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