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Season 2: Episode 15: Moving Towards the Pain

October 6, 2021


On Day 24 of Archer’s stay in the AtlantiCare ICU, Louise received a phone call from an unknown number. The voice on the other line said: Get your son the hell out of AtlantiCare now. Louise listened carefully to learn and discern a new course. While Archer felt crushed with excruciating physical pain from procedures to water board his system and then sear the lining of his chest walls, Louise felt the weight of unbearable emotional pain. In Season 2: Episode 15: Moving Towards the Pain, Louise reflects on various approaches to help Archer deal with a bout of intense, searing pain and the sudden, earth shattering phone call.

In this episode you will hear excerpts of an interview with:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who called Louise with a warning to move her son out of AtlantiCare immediately. She called off the record initially in response to multiple inquiries made by others on Louise’s behalf from her college days. But she was a wise font of information about Spinal Cord Injury and rehab choices to help Louise discern the next step just when there seemed no other options for Archer to be transported out.  Louise and Bernadette reflect on that call 6 years later and how it changed Archer’s course — for the better.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Sound effects in this episode are from

Music in this episode is: 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles



Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod



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 15: Moving Towards the Pain.

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