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.
Monday, October 13, 2014
It's a Go!
For those wondering, yes, my parents have asked that I still have my stroke-a-versary party at the Renown Rehabilitation Hospital this coming Saturday. I was set to cancel, in light of my mom's unfolding and unplanned journey, but I think that they would be quite disappointed if I did. (Rick said he would back my decision either way, but I'm excited that my parents want me to go ahead as I felt I "should" cancel but really didn't want to if we could still pull it off!) Best case, we hope to have my mom already moved over and settled into that facility before my open house and she gets to attend as a resident guest! We may need to make good on some of those "let me know how I can help!" offers, especially where it comes to timed transportation that day.