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Season 3: Episode 9: The Highs and Lows of Spinal Cord Injury Rehab

Copy_of_blink-1024x512--47vyw9.jpgLouise takes us on the highs and lows of SCI rehab including her own internal tightrope walk and emotional balancing act as she wavered from the weight of worries that Archer was not seen as good enough in the eyes of the Shepherd Center.  You’ll hear her practical preparations for high school kids making their first visit to see Archer in rehab, with special interviews of those kids as they reflect back reminding us of how a traumatic event impacts many in surprising ways.  Pick up some tips for warding off hospital depression while Louise also reflects on careless statements of medical staff that cut deeply as she wrestles with speaking up or not. Listen in for the dramatic cliffhanger, and ready yourself for an extra special Trauma Healing Learning next week. Archer strong!

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Mary McCune Dillon, one of the mighty Atlanta Angels and a dear college friend of Louise’s. Mary recalls the on the ground logistics of bringing Archer’s friends from Baltimore to see him in the hospital in Atlanta, and the conversations that took place in the car along the way.

 

Price Campbell, one of Archer’s dear friends from McDonogh School in Baltimore who was one of the first to come visit Archer in Atlanta. Hear about Price’s visit when she was just 16 years old to Archer’s hospital rehab room and what it was like to be part of the wave of their high school’s unending support of Archer’s recovery for the duration of the year he was away. Archer Strong!

 

Riley Thacker, one of Archer’s dear friends from McDonogh School. Hear Riley’s memories about visiting Archer in the hospital and how Archer’s classmates dedicated the Junior-year lounge to his battle for healing, and their battle cry to support him.

 

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 team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7891-relaxing-meditation

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

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

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Season 3: Episode 8: The Ability to Know Certain Things

Copy_of_blink-1024x512--2arlwl.jpgSeason 3: Episode 8: The Ability to Know Certain Things

 

This episode holds a much-awaited update from Louise to her family and friends. After not writing for a little over a week, there was a great deal of news to share. Archer encounters more medical challenges, including effects of the ventilator and mindfulness in the medical sphere. Listen in for the ups and downs of Archer’s journey, as well as some new additions to the Archer Blogs. Episode 8 includes more text messages than ever before, allowing listeners to continue experiencing the authentic, unedited story. You won't want to miss the clip of Archer's school community cheering him on from home!

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Lillian Phipps Johnston, Louise’s younger sister from Chicago. Lillian shares more about Archer’s healing sanctuary and one of its most meaningful pieces of art.

Paula Senft Easton, Louise's daughter and the family member who posted the Archer blogs to Facebook on Louise's behalf. Paula discusses experiencing the Archer blogs, her newborn baby girl and the expansive nature of parental love.

Mary McCune Dillon, One of the blessed Atlanta Angels. Mary leaped into action when Archer needed valuable time with his friends. She understood how much this would lift his spirits while still in a hospital setting and immediately set out to help.

 

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 team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 5, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7891-relaxing-meditation

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

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

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Season 3: Episode 3: For Real

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There's power in children’s songs and power in prayers. And there's relief in feeling surrounded by medical expertise and community support, especially when Louise thought Archer would start in rehab, but they found themselves back in another ICU anxious about new complications of Archer’s Spinal Cord Injury. There were southern angels by Archer’s bedside and by Louise and Billy’s side, too.  Come listen to who they were and join Louise in Season 3: Episode 3: For Real for some surprises from another lifetime. 

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Mary McCune Dillon, Louise’s college friend from UVA and one of the Atlanta Angels, speaks about the prep and organization that went into caring for the Senft family’s arrival at a temporary home away from home. They also talk about how a mutual college friend in Charleston, SC, ignited the formation of the Atlanta Angels and re-connections from another lifetime. 

 

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Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org.

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Close to You by The Carpenters

 

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

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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

 

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 team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcast

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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