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:
Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:
Meditative Sad Piano by MusicLFiles
Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles
Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles
Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles
Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod
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.
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