Archer Strong – A Community comes together
When well known mediator Louise Phipps Senft, of Baltimore Mediation’s 17 year old Archer Senft was unexpectedly seriously hurt in a swimming accident in Cape May. According to the web site www.beingrelational.com where the Senfts have decided to share most of their public updates on their son’s condition
Archer broke the C5 vertebra in his neck while swimming in Cape May, NJ. After working the lunch rush in the kitchen as the cook at the Beach Club of Cape May, Archer went down to jump in the ocean and cool off before returning to clean up and get ready for the next day. He dove into a sandbar and suffered the injury. Luckily, Archer was surrounded by capable and caring lifeguards and friends, and he was quickly taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
Louise a fixture in the Baltimore business community, quickly had several hundred locals and beyond rallying support and encouragement for both her son and the family’s trauma. There have been vigils, prayer circles, and scores of well wishes for the family and of course, a speedy recovery for Archer.
Archer’s school family at McDonogh was #archerstrong in solidarity with over 600 at convocation wishing the young man a recovery and sporting buttons pledging to remain “Archer Strong”. A veritable movement has happened around this tragedy and one can only hope this comforts the family and brings a sense of support and encouragement to the young man still fighting to regain a stable sense of health. A long road lies ahead and the prognosis is still not clear, however everyone’s support and prayers are encouraged.
The family is accepting donations to support the intense treatment that will be required to rehabilitate Archer. To lend your support click here.
To find out more about the work Louise and her team do at Baltimore Mediation, click here. Louise and her husband recently authored a book “Being Relational” on relational communication that has been extremely well received, having already made Amazon’s New Release Best Seller’s list. According to the book’s web site…
Being relational details ways of being in relation to others that will change the way you view your power to create the lasting change that you want – maximizing well-being for yourself and for others.
To find out more about the book, click here.