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, June 19, 2013

Calling Reno Locals

(Please pass along and re-post wherever you can. Thank you! If you are from northern Nevada, this post is for you. If you aren't in my neck of the woods, do you know anyone who might be?)

I thought you might like to know about my stroke recovery journey since I'm a local, Reno, homeschooling mom for 10+ years, forced into "retirement," or at least changing educational direction, due to health circumstance. More of my story is found at


And this weekend: Yard sale, this Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 581 Secretariat Ct., 89521. 8AM - 2PM. Saturday only. Support a family in young mom's stroke recovery journey. Items for sale include homeschool curriculum and craft supplies (preschool through 8th grade, including My Father's World and Math-U-See), a dresser, a hide-a-bed couch, exercise bike, wheelchair, toddler bicycles and scooter cars, clothes, book, toys, and assorted housewares.
Let's return to the LORD. He has torn us to shreds, but he will bandage our wounds and make us well... Let's do our best to know the LORD. His coming is as certain as the morning rain renewing the earth in the springtime. - Hosea 6:1 and 3


  1. I enjoy yard sales, but, I live in Chattanooga Tennessee.