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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

28 Month Giveaway

Giveaway time!
If you would like a chance to win these pretty earrings, please be sure you are a blog follower (right hand side bar, toward the top, right under the FlyBy Promotions logo, Google friend connect) and then please leave a comment to let me know that you would like to be entered. Plain and simple, while I know I have several faithful readers here, and well over 200 "followers" on Facebook (feel free to follow me there too, although that won't earn you an entry in this give-away), on the actual StrokeOfGrace blog, there are only about 30 registered followers and that will not look good to a potential publisher when I go to try to get my books contracted. So, I need people to "join this site" and break 100 or more members very quickly.

Could you please help me accomplish this goal? As an incentive for my numbers drive, I will give these earrings to one person who comments (or emails me at strokiegal AT gmail DOT com if you have any issues with the comments feature here) by midnight, Pacific, on Sunday night, March 2, 2014, to let me know that you have joined as (or already are) a member here! :) I'll randomly email the winner, early next week (or contact you through Friend Connect, so be sure I have a way to get in touch please!), to request your mailing address and send your prize. Please join me and spread the word!!!

Picture taken last weekend at almost 28 months since initial 2 strokes.
I talk more about the earrings in my give-away (and in this photo above) and offer a new "Thifty Thursdays" meme with shopping tips at InnerBeautyGirlz if you would like to learn more about this company, jewelry quality, or how to put together a cute outfit for much less! :)

Flute, day 36 (Feb 26)

My mom and I finally made it back to the gym (after about 4 months) yesterday. We are both sore today! There was a lot I had lost and couldn't do, so will have to relearn again, but several things I could still do that I really don't think I would have been able to do were it not for my crawling. I have only gained 3 pounds during these non-gym months.

Yesterday was 100 days in my jumping challenge. My 100-day video is posted below.

My jaw is really the only thing particularly acting up more than usual lately. Both pain, and I noticed while trying to eat last night, in amount I can open my mouth as well. I have no idea why.

I have an MRI on Thursday. I would appreciate your prayer that it all, especially the IV, goes smoothly.

Day 100 of 100
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)


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    1. You are Kendra. Thanks so much! :) Your blogger picture shows up in a little tiny square in there toward the top of the right sidebar, under the blue box saying "Join this Site." I guess it is sponsored by Google, who now owns Blogger, I believe. :)

  2. Yay! I joined and would like to be entered. Thanks!

  3. I joined, and would love to enter the contest! Will spread the word, too! Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  4. Would love to win those lovely earrings. Praying for your MRI on Thursday, love you.

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    2. enjoying your updates.
      Prayers for your test on Thursday...

    3. I joined, but I am on the second page of members.

  5. I am now a follower! I'd love to be entered into your contest! :) Praising God for your life Jenni and your transparent heart!

  6. I'd love to be entered into your contest too :) Love the jumping video.

  7. I'm following and shared on Google+. Best wishes for your health.Hope that MRI comes out well. Take care :)

  8. I am following, as I have learned much about life after strokes reading your blog.