Patient Leader

Starting on October 25 of 2011, and over the next month, "InfertilityMom," 39-year-old Jennifer (Camp) Saake (founder of Hannah's Prayer Ministries, a Christian support network for infertility, miscarriage and other forms of pregnancy loss, infant death, and adoption difficulties), experienced multiple catastrophic strokes (two massive brain hemorrhages, followed by four relatively "smaller" areas of brain death caused by clots), all due to vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office. The largest two strokes (that either one "should" have been fatal) were brain stem and cerebellum bleeds. Jenni remained hospitalized until nearly Christmas and was not expected to live 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. She blogs to documents her own recovery journey, is writing a book on strokes, reviews unique products for stroke recovery, and collects resources for other stroke survivors.


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