Update: Stroke of Grace has become In Darkness Sing and has moved to JenniferSaake.com.

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. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com.

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, November 20, 2013


This video was taken in early March, 2012, so about 4 1/2 months after my initial strokes and about 20 1/2 months ago. I post it today because people who are just now meeting me just simply don't comprehend where we have come from. The two things that strike me in watching this (other than walking) is how much my hair has grown and how very blind I was then and how much my eyesight has improved since that day!

One of my favorite comments, even back last March, came from Melanie Lowery Limoges who wrote, "WOW!!!!! Way to go, Jenni!!! I am so amazed to see this. When I saw the title, I expected a few hesitant steps, but look at you go!! Praising God for your incredible progress..." A few hesitant steps had been about all I had been managing once I even got on my feet at all. This was such amazing progress that soon! (Though it sure was discouragingly slow and didn't feel at all "soon" at the time!)

So I've spent HOURS trying to come up with a way for non-Facebook friends to view this video. So far this is the best I can come up with, and at least it is visible now, but the video doesn't seem to want to play! If you ARE on Facebook, make sure you are logged in and then click on the word "video" below (top navigation bar) to immediately view. If you are NOT on Facebook, please let me know if you figure out a way to see this and what you did. I'm still working on editing to make it easier. If anyone has suggestions, please share!!!

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16

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  1. Hey! I walk like that now...only slower.

    1. So you could actually get it to play for you, Kendra???

    2. You have only had your brace for a very little while, so count that as your "start" of real walking efforts, my friend!