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.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Striving for Visibility
Last weekend I posted about being discouraged over being misunderstood. Today I rediscovered a video I had posted on my InfertilityMom blog a few years back. It is SO good, I was in tears again watching it today. I knew I had to share it with you. So fitting after last weekend's post!
Speaking of my other blogs, part of my quest to get back to a "new normal," is to revitalize my writing skills to meet challenges, other's themes and deadlines, once again. This month, I am trying to participate in a 30 posts in 30 days challenge called the National Health Blog Post Month (NHBPM 2012) or #NHBPM. It may not turn out to be great writing, but I think it will be a good challenge to be writing "on assignment" once again. :) I'm trying to exercise that brain, along with my body! If you decide to join me, I would love the encouragement of having you post an occasional comment!