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, August 15, 2016

Near-Goal Pictures

I survived (just barely) 6 strokes, a little over 4 1/2 years ago, at age 39. 

I love how the mirror in the background captures more of the dress!

Have had to relearn everything like walking and swallowing. Our marriage nearly ended. I gained a bunch of weight and have been battling to again loose all I had JUST lost before the strokes. 

This has become my goal dress. I still have 6 pounds to go to reach my scale goal, but Ana (LuLaRoe brand dress I earned by hosting a party) shows I'm getting close!

Happy 2 dozen years of marriage to why hubby! (Why I had occasion to wear this dress.)


  1. Jenni - you look absolutely stunning. Hooray for you and all the hard work you have accomplished these past years. You inspire us all. (( Hugs )) Lynn