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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


I talked to a physical therapist who works at my gym. I'm going to talk to my doctor and price out co-pays to see if our current insurance would let me get back into formal, supervised therapy using the AlterG (rehabilitation, reduced gravity treadmill).

We have one in town, less than 5 miles from our house. (The next closest is over 2 hours away, not even in our state!) I've been curious to try one for myself and see if there might be benefit for me.

Update: I've now talked to my doctor, spent an hour physically at the front office of  rehab center (the intake paperwork that should have taken under 10 minutes took me over 45 - I told them they were already providing me free hand and cognitive therapies!), and triple checked with insurance. The medical donations we have thus far collected (thank you!) will cover the full costs of my co-pays to use the AlterG for the rest of this calandar year. If the therapist documents enough benefit that insurance approves another round, there are enough funds in that account to even start me off on another block of therapy.

My intake assessment with an actual therapist (where insurance will officially decide if I warrant therapy at all) will be in a week and a half, mid-morning on the 21st. (Kathy and I are going to move our house cleaning day, so we need to talk about this Mom, as I would appreciate if you can take me. I likely won't remember, so I hope you see this here!)

Update: Here's some video after I got approved!


  1. I looked into that! I wish we had one way up here! It looks like a great device!