Starting October 25 of 2011, "InfertilityMom," 39-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder of Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes, all due to vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office. The largest two strokes were brain stem and cerebellum bleeds. Jenni remained hospitalized until nearly Christmas 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 (please read more and watch short video). Jenni is now walking (with a cane or wheeled walker), has recovered much eye-sight, some hearing, partial use of her hands, cares for most of her own personal/toiletry needs, and is currently writing three books, maintains multiple blogs, and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Near the five-year recovery mark, Jenni has renewed her pre-stroke excitement about the unique Lilla Rose hair Flexi eight jewelry she sells and has finally regained enough hand/arm function to regularly use! (The biggest ongoing losses at the 4 1/2-year point of recovery are left-side nerve pain, inability to drive, loss of homeschool teaching capability, significant sound processing issues (often triggering nausea), and some profound physical ability limitations such as a limp, balance challenges, clumsy use of right hand and only large motor function in left hand.) 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 equipts you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Jenni is clinging to God's grace through the entire experience. Here is her unfolding story, documented in her own words (typing with only her right hand), as she perceives it happening in real time, messy, honest and to the glory of God...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

They Came!

My new boots came today, a day earlier than I expected! I'm wearing them right now (yes, for those who know me in person, shock and surprise, actually in the house, and by choice!). I think I will replace the laces with elastic, so that it doesn't take me so long to try to get them off and on. I also want to look for some comfy, gel insoles for a little more support. Even though I can already thing of a couple minor upgrades I would like to make, I'm a little excited. Just saying. ;)

Kendra, I remembered the other thing I wanted to tell you. It may well be just hormonal cycles, but I was really, badly broken out around my nose and mouth, especially my chin, for a couple weeks, so deep and painful. On Saturday, I started wearing mineral makeup again (look for one without bismuth nor cornstarch) for the sun protection and have keep wearing mineral foundation ever since because by Monday it was already drying up the acne and I have hardly had any new zit since Saturday. The three or so new ones I have gotten have all been small and not deep or oozy or very sore! Just passing along for whatever it is worth.

Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 NASB

1 comment:

  1. Awesome that you got your boots! I just ordered some Mineral makeup....thanks for sharing that!