Starting October 25 of 2011, "InfertilityMom," 39-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder of Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes, all due to vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office. The largest two strokes were brain stem and cerebellum bleeds. Jenni remained hospitalized until nearly Christmas 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 (please read more and watch short video). Jenni is now walking (with a cane or wheeled walker), has recovered much eye-sight, some hearing, partial use of her hands, cares for most of her own personal/toiletry needs, and is currently writing three books, maintains multiple blogs, and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Near the five-year recovery mark, Jenni has renewed her pre-stroke excitement about the unique Lilla Rose hair Flexi eight jewelry she sells and has finally regained enough hand/arm function to regularly use! (The biggest ongoing losses at the 4 1/2-year point of recovery are left-side nerve pain, inability to drive, loss of homeschool teaching capability, significant sound processing issues (often triggering nausea), and some profound physical ability limitations such as a limp, balance challenges, clumsy use of right hand and only large motor function in left hand.) 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 equipts you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Jenni is clinging to God's grace through the entire experience. Here is her unfolding story, documented in her own words (typing with only her right hand), as she perceives it happening in real time, messy, honest and to the glory of God...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Rant

I feel physically ill, like I was just punched in the gut.


I just got a blog reply to a post that read, "While it is a different medical situation, my son has to be carefully cared for. He has a rare genetic condition and he is effected both mentally and physically. He keeps a vigorous schedule of therapists, nurses and teachers. They all come to try and get him to do things the doctors told us he would never do."


My heart went out to this "mom" so I followed the link to this boy's story, right to a chiropractic business page!


This person must have though they were being clever (or funny, or???), bringing in new clients through a sob story.


Don't they realize this blog is about my ongoing and tediously long road to recovery from the day I nearly DIED, have battled PTSD because of what happened to me in a chiropractic office? Somehow I don't think this is the best place to come looking for large numbers of new clients.


Surprisingly, I'm not totally, vehemently anti-chiropractic in every single circumstance, but this comment link approach was plain wrong! If I ever had any inclination to use that particular office or refer a friend there, this possibility was just sabotaged by this misdirected attempt to "advertise" their business!


It wouldn't have been so bad if the message were the normal SPAM things I frequently have to filter, uncamouflaged adds for chiropractic offices.


But to blatantly lie like that. To take the time to concoct a personal story designed to pull on my heart strings JUST to falsely drive traffic to their site? And to hide their link deep in the comments section of an old post so that web crawling robots will pick it up, this just seems cowardice!


I'm hurt. Angry. Deceived. Manipulated. Betrayed. Offended.


Just GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

RANT OVER. It did none of us any good I guess. My 13-year-old handled some nasty cyber bullying with much more grace this week than I just did. Why or why do people sometimes feel the need to spent their precious time intentionally hurting others???


I cast my complaint at the feet of Jesus, the just Judge, shake off the dust and walk away. 

Blessed be the name of the Lord! All glory unto Him!

UPDATE HERE.
 

3 comments:

  1. I know I tease you about clothing combinations being wrong, BUT THIS IS FAR MORE THAN WRONG. This is intentionally hurtful! May this person feel great shame in the actions that hurt you.

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  2. I can see why you are mad. That is disgusting.

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