Adorable Girl Scout, 7, sells 1,500 BOXES of cookies despite battling dwarfism and epilepsy to prove she’s ‘just like everyone else’
A Girl Scouts Brownie battling pituitary dwarfism and epilepsy may be the smallest in her troop, but she has sold the largest number of cookies.
Proving her charismatic sales chops, seven-year-old Taylor Goodwin has hawked 1,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, supplying half the count toward her entire Troop 471’s goal of 3,000 boxes.
The second-grader from Willoughby, Ohio told Today.com: ‘I tried my hardest.’
Taylor, who first joined the Girl Scouts last year, said she is trying to get people to donate their cookies to U.S. troops, so they can have a souvenir from home.
And so far, she has succeeded. 1,275 of the 1,500 boxes she has peddled have been donated to service members as part of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Operation: Sweet Appreciation campaign.
‘I wanna help our troops because they do so much for us,’ she told Fox8.
Instead of only focusing on door-to-door sales, Taylor decided to reach out to businesses and nursing homes, as well as making sales calls and is even hawking the cookies over email.
Willoughby Supply, a local vendor, placed her biggest order and donated the 600 boxes to service members at Taylor’s request.
Sweet sales: Proving her charismatic sales chops, the seven-year-old has sold 1,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, supplying half the count toward her entire Troop 471’s goal of 3,000 boxes
Taylor’s mother, Jamie Hale, told Today.com: ‘Even if it’s freezing cold and a blizzard, we’re out knocking on doors. It takes her mind from everything.’
However, the seizures that have afflicted Taylor since age two, and the discovery last year that her brain’s pituitary gland wasn’t producing any growth hormone,haven’t affected her hard work and dedication.
Ms Hale told MailOnline: ‘She is a normal kid besides those medical problems, she can do just about everything any other kid can do.’
Taylor, who stands at three feet and eight inches tall, takes anti-seizure medications and injections to stimulate her growth, and so far they are working. She has gained three inches in height, but Jaime added: ‘We don’t know how long the medications will help.’
Close to her goal of selling 2,013 boxes, the highest number on the order form, it is a triumphant number in Taylor’s mind.
Great goals: So far, 1,275 of the 1,500 boxes she has sold have been donated to service members as part of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Operation: Sweet Appreciation campaign
‘It earns me the CEO – Cookie Entrepreneur Officer,’ she said. ‘I wanna prove that I’m just like everybody else.’
She shows appreciation for all of her customers by mailing each one home-made thank-you cards, but she has also had to deal with her fair share of rejection.
Mrs Hale explained: ‘We get told no a lot. It taught her to deal with that: Being disappointed and taking it with a smile on her face.
‘Sometimes people only donate one box, but it’s one more she didn’t have.’
Help Taylor to reach her goal, email Mrs Hale:firstname.lastname@example.org