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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Explaining

It's not my "birthday" here in the Pacific timezone for 4 more hours yet, but since I am already receiving a few sweet wishes, I thought I should go ahead and explain. Tomorrow is actually my "re-birthday," the day I "should" have died three years ago. The day God demonstrated He had better plans. The day my life started over from square one and I began the journey of re-learning to breath on my own, swallow, eat, see, hear, think logically, potty train, speak understandably, eventually walk, crawl, jump, run...
New butterfly cane I bought myself for my party. Sorry the picture is so dark!
I don't post my real birth date online for security reasons, but this irritated a few friends that I wouldn't list anything in the Facebook field, and so I recently decided that my re-birthday was more significant to me anyway, so it was a better date to publicly list.

To my sweet friends who are sending special wishes right now, my heartfelt thanks in both celebrating me through this significant milestone in my life and in letting me tuck your birthday thoughts away in my heart for that actual day. 

From my hubby. <3




 

2 comments:

  1. I get to share my "Rebirth day" with tax day....yours is much more fun to celebrate

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  2. So glad you are part of the world, love you.

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