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Chaos and Rescue from the Beach…Montage

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Possible C spine injury. No feelings in his arms. Needing to stabilize his neck. The sounds of sirens and waves. A hot, sweltering day. These fragments and the voices of EMS workers, lifeguards and beachgoers take us back to the day of Archer’s injury. In this BONUS episode of Blink of an Eye, we hear from Cape May, New Jersey, community members in their own words about the moment Archer dove into the water, the rescue and the rest of the scene on the beach. Memory can be a tricky thing, especially when it comes to trauma, and you’ll hear everyone’s different perception of the moment. Let these voices take you back to the teamwork and the powerful moments in the immediate aftermath of Archer’s accident. 

Voices in this episode include:

James Schmucker

Davis Barsby

Alex Coulter

Harry Back

Patty Schmucker

India Cochrane

Chance Laufman

Mabeth Hudson

Will Hudson

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

Meditative Sad Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8763-meditative-sad-piano

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

Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

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

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

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

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

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

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

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Season 2: Episode 25: On Eagle‘s Wings

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With a flight to Atlanta imminent, Archer, Louise and their family’s time at AtlantiCare was coming to an abrupt and hectic end. The Senft family’s departure from AtlantiCare in NJ felt the way everything at AtlantiCare had been: difficult and with many roadblocks but still grateful for Archer’s life and also buoyed by the relational power of friendship and connection helping pave the way to Atlanta. How did we get here, and where do we go now?  All signs pointed to the Shepherd Center. Join Louise for this final episode of Season 2: Episode 25: On Eagle’s Wings and soar with her listening to a surprise video of children’s voices and a gratitude tribute to all EMS workers who rescued Archer off the beach and who executed his delicate transport to Georgia. 

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

Chief Harry Back, former Sr. Lieutenant of the Cape May Beach patrol and current Chief of the Cape May Beach Patrol for the City of Cape May, NJ, who was first on the scene at the beach when Archer was injured. Harry and Louise speak about the logistics, coordination and hard work of getting a person with SCI stabilized and off the beach.

Mary Turner, LPN, a member of the Beach Club and a nurse who was on the beach the day Archer was injured. She and Louise talk about witnessing Archer’s injury and knowing the moment it was serious as his arm drifted in the tide.

Chief Alex Coulter, Chief of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape May, NJ, who called and coordinated the helicopter and paramedics to transport Archer off the island that day. He and Louise talk about the teamwork and logistics of transporting an injured person off a small geographical place where the largest landing pad is an elementary school parking playing field. 

Will Hudson, a member of the Beach Club and a college student who was on the beach when Archer was injured. Will and Louise talk about the scene of Archer’s injury and his beautiful frolicking dolphin dive and the confusion that came in the moments after he dove.

Mabeth Hudson, Esq., a member of the Beach Club and Will’s mom, who heard about the injury from Will. She and Louise talk about the moment Archer was injured and what Will witnessed.

India Cochrane, a member of the Beach Club and a college student who was on the beach at the time Archer was injured with Chance Laufman and witnessed the EMTs trying to stabilize him. She and Louise talk about what it is like to witness accidents like that and how scary that can be.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Our 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

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

Other music in this episode is a recording of On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.

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 25: On Eagle’s Wings.

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

Episode 17: The New North Star

Blink of an Eye Episode 17: The New North Star

Scared and confused, Louise is still hopeful, until she is told “It was just a spasm,” by a nurse who once again callously dismisses her observation of her paralyzed son she was intensely watching over. Just a spasm? Did the hospital consider the impact of those words on Archer? You’ll hear about the terror from one of Archer’s rescuers and how it really was on the beach that day.  You’ll also hear about a video of strangers who gathered on the beach to pray for Archer. The news of Archer’s traumatic accident was in the newspapers. But Louise learned the hospital had issued a statement that her family did not wish to be contacted. Why did they say that without asking them? It seemed the hospital was making this traumatic injury worse. As a mom, she was facing more barriers to get simple medical information on her son. Did the staff drug Archer? Why didn’t anyone seek her consent?  Where was the policy written to allow his mother to know everything about his care, his tests, the drugs they had going into his body, and why.  As the intensity was wearing on her family, Louise shares her views about the real patient experience and what a healing mission might look like for hospitals. Is this the way hospitals are searching for to increase patient satisfaction? Join her as she opens an exploration of hospital policies and norms and how to change those that might actually create greater suffering and increase trauma for patients and for staff too. Could there be a new approach?

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 17 The New North Star August 7. DAY 3. 

In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from

Harry Back, who was the Assistant Manager at the Beach Club in Cape May at the time of Archer’s accident, responsible for his rescue off the beach, and today is the City of Cape May Supervisor of Beaches in charge of the Cape May Beach Patrol.

and

 

Mabeth Hudson who was a long time Cape May cottager and Beach Club member at the time of Archer’s accident, and is the Founder of Well for the Journey in Baltimore. She was at the Beach Club around the time of Archer’s accident. 

 

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