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.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


I think I'm mostly caught up on the worst of my sleep debt from my trip now. (Dr. M. can you believe these words are coming out of my mouth???) 

Jennifer Saake, first post-stroke adventure without family, March 2016, Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

Now comes the fun of trying to slip out some brief stories of my first huge and rather solo (never unaccompanied, but without any family members), post-stroke adventure I took, nearly 4 1/2 years into the journey. I've broken them down into several short posts that will auto-post over days to come.

Before we even got to Mount Hermon, we took a potty (funny story that involved a locked ladies room and guarding the men's room door for each other - giggle fest!) and lunch stop the Santa Cruz board walk.

We spent a couple hours just sitting, chatting, relaxing, snapping a few pictures, soaking in the ocean air, sights and sounds.

Didn't try to do any walking nor get our canes down to the water, but it was a beautifully perfect start to the week ahead.

What a lot of forward progress since the day getting separated from my mom for a few minutes in Target was a crisis, not 3 1/2 years ago!


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