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Season 3: Episode 18: Friends Therapy and Frequent Flier Miles for Rehabilitation

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Season 3: Episode 18: Friends Therapy and Frequent Flier Miles for Rehabilitation

 

You might not know the lengths to which a friend might go to carry you through a hard time. You also might not anticipate the way a crisis can create creative responses you never could have imagined. Come along with us as we journey outside the Shepherd Center and celebrate the heroes, young and old, who kept Archer, who was still struggling to breathe on his own, inspired. You might find surprising inspiration and ideas for how you can be part of a hope lifters campaign for a high schooler in your community who is battling a catastrophic injury who needs you now.

 

This episode features interviews with:

 

Ned Insley, The father of Archer’s good friend, Jeffers Insley. Ned helped Louise a great deal in getting Archer’s friends down to the Shepherd Center by becoming command central for a large Frequent Flier system. In doing so, he was part of Archer’s care team lifting Archer’s spirits and boosting his heart rate. 

 

Ollie Abramson and Price Campbell, two of Archer’s close friends who were among the first to visit him in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. 

 

Blink of an Eye is created by Louise Phipps Senft and co-produced by Louise Phipps Senft and Zera Bloom. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: 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. Blink of an Eye 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. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. To donate and find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org or events.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/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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

 

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

 

Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

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

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

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