Friday, March 7, 2014

Fact-BUZZ Friday: Finally!

996 days

that's 2 years, 8 months, and 20 days

or 

a little over 142 weeks

which is a whopping 23,904 hours

or 1,434,240 minutes

and a seemingly never-ending 86,054,400 seconds.

After all this time spent:

watching big-time goals drop, 
discovering crucial paperwork lost in transit, 
deciphering instances of failed communication, 
smiling through the frustrations with ourselves and definitely others, 
making countless phone calls DAILY for weeks on end,
breathing calmly through several heated "discussions" which ended with, "Let me speak with your supervisor," or simply *click*
sob-sounding letters written,
chatting with legal professionals who would only help enough to make their help more of a hindrance before turning on the cash ticker,
and
shedding tears while battling the urge to just give up,

we finally found SUCCESS.


GHF became a nonprofit corporation on June 14, 2011; yesterday we received the letter we had been waiting all this time for...

"Dear Applicant, 
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the code. You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. We determined that you are a public charity under the Codes: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Sincerely, Director of Exempt Organizations"

What does this mean?

It means our mission is EXPLODING...


we  now are eligible to apply for large grants that will make it possible for GHF to provide the individualized support we have been financially restricted from providing.

we will better be able to support the families we continue to network with across the globe.

we now can make a greater impact within the medical community as a recognized charity.

we can initiate completion of our previous challenge to successfully rewrite the definition of hydranencephaly across the web, in magazines and professional journals, in medical textbooks, government agency descriptions, and the resource and information listings for already long-established organizations

and the efforts have no end in sight!

Helps us share the message to 
"Believe in the Impossible!"




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