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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

Here's a Facebook post I'm sharing today:
On October 25, 2011 I suffered multiple, near-fatal strokes during a chiropractic neck adjustment. If you wonder how this would even be possible, I've explained it all at http://strokeofgrace.blogspot.com/2013/10/chiropractic-strokes-how.html  May is National Stroke Awareness Month. ‪#‎chiropracticstroke‬ ‪#‎strokeawareness‬ ‪#‎youngstroke‬ Please share my story and help get the word out in order to spread awareness. I am posting regular updates at Stroke of Grace by Jennifer Saake if you wish to follow along in my recovery journey. Most chiropractors do not practice informed consent (and mine didn't carry insurance, then left the country soon after my injury). If you could post on FB or tweet, with these hashtags, that you know a stroke survivor, you may save a life! Thanks. <3
Beauty Faces Jaws of Beast (Strokes)
 On Twitter I put:
I stroked at age 39 from something you may regularly do!     
Beauty Tames Beast - With God, the beast is loosing his bite!
Today is also the National Day of Prayer. Please join me in lifting our nation before the Lord.

Kathy came over and helped me reclaim a parts of the house today. I had managed fairly well until my daughter broke her second bone before we even had the first healed up! Between her inability to do her normal chores with both an arm and a foot in casts, and all the extra demand of caring for her injuries, the house had gotten pretty bad over the past couple weeks. So very thankful for the help.

Be on the lookout for notification that I may soon be inviting you to a Paparazzi Jewelry party. This is (typically, but if you don't have Facebook, I think there is a website address I can get for you) all done via Facebook and last for a few days. It is the same company that I did a giveaway with a couple of months ago, but even if you don't win a giveaway, the trendy, costume jewelry is almost at giveaway pricing already, at just $5 per item (plus tax and shipping if you are outside of the Reno area), with earrings included with necklaces for that single price of just $5. If I do a party, it will be to help my friend Jonnie establish her new business as an income source in the wake of her brain tumor, surgeries, meningitis and multiple hospitalization expenses. Stay tuned for details!

In case you are wondering, here is my review of the movie Heaven is for Real. :)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9


  1. Jenni...I still have an almost physical response of nausea when I hear of someone going to a chiro.

  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.