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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Family Matters

I just posted an update today, mostly about parenthood and reflections on miscarriage, but including a few thoughts on the emotional processing I'm facing post-stroke (and explaining while I'll likely not be posting any more therapy videos for a while), over at Bedroom and a Beta. Unfortunately, the new goldfish that was in our family less than 48 hours, has also already met an untimely death, just since this morning's post. Please pray for comfort for my tender-hearted little girl and wisdom for me in guiding her through the trauma when I have so little emotional strength nor stability of my own to offer!

While we are on family matters, a very happy 45th birthday to my "firecracker" of a big brother, tomorrow. Love you, Dan!

Jennifer Saake, about 19 months post-stroke.
 Here's a picture from last month, I don't think I ever got shared.
I have become an example to many people, but you are my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with your praise, with your glory all day long. - Psalm 71:7-8 God's Word

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