that's 2 years, 8 months, and 20 days
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,
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...
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!"