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.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rejected Script

Friend are telling me that if my life were a movie script or book draft, it would be rejected for being too unbelievably sensational. Can I just decide I don't believe all this drama and don't want to live it anymore, please??? Two friends have suggested, within the past 12 hours, that now would be a good time for the Rapture and I think they may be on to something there!


Yesterday was Mom's birthday. She spent the afternoon with me and was doing great as we prepared for a small, family party that evening. About 4:30 she sat upright with a sharp stab of pain in her back. Within moments she was throwing up. :( 8mm kidney stone causing trouble (my recent one was 5mm) and two more 3mm ones hanging out in each kidney, just waiting their turns to cause pain. She is currently home, on pain medication and anti-nausea, fairly comfortable, and awaiting a call from her doctor to figure out schedules and surgery.


In the meantime my post-op and stent removal was canceled this morning (due to my doctor's murder on Tuesday) and, after many hours of many phone calls, I'm having another x-ray this afternoon and seeing a substitute doctor tomorrow. They aren't please with how my own recovery seems to be failing to progress. Hopefully tomorrow will bring answers and help. Kathy, thank you for all your flexibility and transportation as I remain without a driver's license and my parents are rather incapacitated!


I don't really know what else to say. This week has been a wild one, yet seems to be pretty par for our lives.

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. - Psalm 94:19
 

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