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, August 21, 2015

When Doctors Are Wrong

It is often frustrating when doctors are wrong. But here are a few times I'm so glad God overruled their predictions!



I wasn't supposed to make it to the hospital alive. - Wrong!

Then, I wasn't going to live through the first night (the doctors were wrong again),

then the first week (wrong again), 

was not even a candidate for rehab and needed to be sent to a nursing home (so thankful that Rick Saake fought that battle for me, TWICE, and got me admitted to the rehab hospital). 



I was certainly never going to walk again (took me 8 months and I still use a cane or walker outside of our house, but WRONG again). 

I was sent home with a hospital bed for our living room, advised to ditch our waterbed because it was unreasonable to expect I might ever be able to sleep there (and get up out of it on my own) again - proved them wrong my very first night home and every night I have been home (over 3 1/2 years now), since! Stroke of Grace by Jennifer Saake 




Thank you, Lord, that doctors are so often wrong!!!


See the dark butterfly in the clouds? Not photoshop!


 

1 comment:

  1. you, sweet sis, are a beautiful miracle, and I love you,.

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