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.

Monday, April 4, 2016


I am so sad I took no pictures of Kaycee! (I stole this one off Sherry Kyle's Facebook page.)

From my very first night, when I got lost trying to find my very first meeting for the Next Level pre-conference and ended up two buildings away from where I needed to be that Tuesday evening, headed up a hill in the wrong direction, there was Kaycee.

Kaycee was another conference attendee, but she used to work for the Mount Hermon Christian conference center! 

This meant Kaycee knew all the "back stage secrets" to regularly rescue me the many different times when I managed to get myself lost.

Like the day she took me through a soda shop, down a back hall, up an elevator, through the kitchen, then out into the author bookstore via a back door!

The amazing part was, every single time I got overwhelmed, misdirected or out right lost, I turned around and there was Kaycee! It was nearly uncanny. Like my own personal guardian angel in the flesh! I know God's hand was intentionally upon helping her always be in the right places each time I needed her. (And with nearly 400 conference attendees it was often hard to find specific people you were even intentionally looking for!)

I was initially drawn to her beautiful hair updos (at least by the second time I met her, when it was actually daylight) but it was inner beauty that surpassed even outward appearance that kept me wanting to get to know Kaycee more. What a blessing! We only had two quick chances to actually chat (for things other than navigational help!) all week. I wish we had spent more time visiting.

She was such a blessing. Not a day has passed since conference that I've gone a day without thinking of her and thanking God for Kaycee.

 In many ways Kaycee made the week doable for me. I am so thankful!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenni!

    Thank you for finding my husband on Facebook! When I return to FB in 2017 it will be easier for me to find you—but obviously God wants me to find you at all the perfect times anyway. Isn't God great like that??? May you continue to be blessed by Him as you bless those lives around you. You blessed me!

    Love you sister in Christ, ❤️������

    Kaycee (I know it says "anonymous" but I was having issues with the other logins... sorry!)