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.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fire Update So Far

We are still safe (fire evacuation news posted earlier today). Has been a stressful morning, knowing at any minute we could be ordered away, but also knowing the air is very unhealthy out there, so staying tucked inside is the better plan if we don't absolutely NEED to leave!

Going through the house and thinking of bare necessities like medications and medical assistance devices, animals and their care items, a change of clothing for each person, family heirlooms, and the single "comfort item" that would make each family member feel the most cherished during a time of loss. It's been stressful knowing we may easily be sitting around our kitchen table for dinner tonight, or possibly might not have a house to come home to this evening!

Were it not for the element of urgency (and I get, 3 hours to prepare is actually a HUGE luxury that most aren't afforded when it comes to a fire), that process of identifying one car load worth of "important" is a refreshing exercise! "Wood, hay, stubble..." keeps playing over and over in my mind. We have so much excess. We are beyond spoiled.

Our poor birds are smelling the smoke in the air and utterly in a panic!

According to a local news channel, a state of emergency has just been declared for Washoe county, Nevada (my county).BREAKING NEWS: Washoe state of emergency called in wake of Little Valley Fire

1 comment:

  1. Praising God we are still safe in our homes. On alert through tomorrow at least.