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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



Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles



Background Calm Sentimental Positive Piano by MusicLFiles



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

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Bonus: A Conversation with James, Danny, and Parker


In this bonus episode, you’ll hear the story of Archer’s accident from the perspective of three of his friends who were right there with him in Cape May: James Schmucker, Danny Giannascoli, and Parker Mitchell. James was the one to pull Archer out of the water, Danny was on the beach, and Parker was visiting from Baltimore that week. They reflect on the moments when they first realized something was wrong, the call to beach patrol, and the rescue efforts and aftermath on the beach and in Cape May.

James, Danny, and Parker share their memories of that day, including the moments when they first realized something was wrong and the rescue that followed, as well as their memories with Archer throughout high school, and their reflections on how Archer’s accident has impacted their lives.

To hear more about the day of the accident, listen to episode 1, “The Call”: 

Listen to the interview with Davis Barsby, another eyewitness to the accident and a friend of the family:  

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Music in this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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Episode 8: Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows

Blink of an Eye Episode 8: Archer's Tree Weeps, She Knows

Sweet but painful visuals as Louise looked around the house where a lacrosse stick, a razor, even a tree reminded her of the past, how it was, and the now. This tree that Archer grew up with “Archer’s tree” as they called her was the only tree in the area with leaves falling. It was as if she knew what had happened to Archer. As Louise surveyed the house, and the yard, she was bombarded by not only those details, but of everyday skills and tasks that we take for granted. Do you believe your emotions are the pathway healing? Louise does and invites us to love deeply. She also makes promises to God, the Divine, that she, Louise, will experience daily life as precious. 


Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 8 Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows August 7. DAY 3. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from
Parker Mitchell, Archer’s good friend from Baltimore lacrosse and high school who was visiting the Senfts 

Danny Giannascoli, Archer’s good friend and Cape May neighbor whom he's grown up with

James Schmucker, Archer’s good friend in Cape May

Patty Schmucker, Mom of James and Jacqui Schmucker who both worked with Archer at the Beach Club

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