Update: Stroke of Grace has become In Darkness Sing and has moved to JenniferSaake.com.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jenni remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jenni is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com.

Since Jenni's chiropractor carried no insurance and moved out of the country soon after the accident (thus avoiding any legal or financial consequences), if you would like to help contribute to the Saake (pronounced like the two small words, say and key) family's massive financial needs (medical expenses alone are estimated to cost between $1- and $1.5- Million in Jenni's lifetime), please visit Jennifer Saake's Stroke Survivor GoFundMe Page. (This support information has been added in direct response to several reader requests.) The Saakes sincerely thank you for your prayers and if God prompts and equips you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Doing Better

Thank you for the encouragement and prayers last night and this morning. I remember it feeling "too long" after just a week or two in the hospital. I wasn't even fully aware enough to be marking time most of the first week of that.

I am doing better this morning. I slept better most of last night and my headache isn't so pesistant. I know I will still have up and down days, but I am through last night's really down swing now, thanks greatly to your prayers.

When I made the choice to be public in this journey, I never thought it would be all roses. I am doing this so others have the resource I have not been able to find. It was n ot intended as a way or place to drag my friends through all the yucky stuff with me. Still, I am blessed by your words of love and ongoing prayers, more than I can say. Thank you!

A verse God is putting on my heart is this, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV1984 God is so good! He truly is my strength through this weakness.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you are feeling better this morning.

    Please don't stop sharing the low points in your journey. People need to know the discouragement and frustration that come. How better to show God's abundant mercy when discouragement gives way to encouragement and frustration gives way to success?