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. Here is her resume.

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.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Strange Day

It was a strange day. Here's what I started the day by posting to Facebook:
I am going up to the hospital for testing and per-registration this morning. The plan is that I will go back in the morning and be admitted for invasive testing tomorrow, but plan to come home tomorrow night. I'm freaking out and having major melt downs and flashbacks to two months in the hospital last fall. Please pray for peace! Good testing and results would be a good prayer too.
The per-registration and pretesting actually went well. (Thank you for your prayers!) We then went to visit the ICU where I spent the first week after my initial strokes. This was a very surreal experience as my mom pointed out places and remembered experiences, while nothing and no one seemed familiar or brought recollection for me. Even one of the few shadowy memories I have carried from that time, I learned was grossly inaccurate. 

Thank you for praying for me through the day tomorrow.

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