BLINK OF AN EYE Launch Campaign - Please join us!

GOAL: $100,000 BY JANUARY 31, 2023

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GOAL: $100,000 BY JANUARY 31, 2022

Life can change in the blink of an eye. When that change is a traumatic spinal cord injury, every second counts.

Blink of an Eye is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing resources for Spinal Cord Injury families, medical Teams and the community around them in the crucial first 30 days after injury.

OUR MISSION:

Providing hope, expert knowledge and support to create the greatest potential for positive outcomes and wholeness in healing.

We are changing the SCI experience for families and medical teams on the front end in the first hours and weeks of crisis with experienced trauma-informed SCI Navigators and medical and relational support teams. We need your help!

WHAT WE DO:

With a sole focus on Spinal Cord Injury and Trauma Healing, we journey with patients, families and medical teams with an unwavering belief in extraordinary possibilities. Our trauma-trained, volunteer HEAL Team travels to be bedside with families through the earliest hours of injury, bringing Hope, Empathy, Advocacy, Logistical advice and Love, and our Family Support and Navigation Team provides technical and relational support thereafter for the first 30 days of injury when life turns upside down.

WHO WE ARE:

Blink of an Eye is a grassroots organization in its earliest days, founded by Louise Phipps Senft, whose son Archer was injured in a freak diving accident at the beach in 2015. Through his recovery and adaptation to life-- living with quadriplegia/tetraplegia-- Louise, her husband Bill, Archer and their other 4 kids and extended family learned countless lessons about trauma and resilience. For a year, Louise wrote updates in real time while bedside to Archer about the complications of this injury.  The Senft family was also aided by countless friends and family. They wanted to pay it forward years later after living into a new normal.  Louise began the Blink of an Eye podcast in 2020 which has touched thousands of listeners, and, with the help of other committed mission driven Trustees, launched the Blink of an Eye 501(c)(3) non profit.

OUR SERVICES:

  • Blink of an Eye Spinal Cord Injury Expert Medical Panel providing critical SCI information in the “Golden Hour” of crisis, including some of the nation's top SCI neck surgeons, radiologists, TBI neurologists and other medical professionals
  • Blink of an Eye HEAL (SWAT) Team and the Family Support and Navigation Team providing relief with SCI best practices, emotional support and relational advocacy for the first 30 critical days after injury

HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS:

  • COMPLETING OUR NEW WEBSITE, www.blinkofaneye.org (Temporarily www.ICTHAT.org)
  • PREPARING OUR HEAL (SWAT) TEAM to go bedside to support families in the first hours and days of crisis
  • TRAINING OUR FAMILY SUPPORT AND NAVIGATION TEAM to provide support for SCI families 24/7 for the first 30 days, including SCI injury-specific tips and trauma-informed best practices while in an ICU, relational advocacy skills, conflict transformation and collaboration skills, and trauma healing training with SCI-experienced volunteers and staff
  • CREATING TWO TRAVEL FUNDS
    • For HEAL (SWAT) Team transportation and lodging during ICU time with patient families
    • For SCI Families to assist with their staying bedside during their loved one’s ICU hospital stay

WITH YOUR HELP, WE WILL MEET OUR GOALS AND HELP FAMILIES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Blink of an Eye is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the assigned federal EIN #85-4321148. Blink of an Eye is legally registered as the Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation (I C THAT).

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