Turns out, a lot…
Taylor Godwin of Willoughby, Ohio might be a second grader–but she’s a second grader with lofty goals and an abundance of heart.
She’s participating in Operation Sweet Appreciation, where Girl Scout cookies are sold and donated to our deployed troops so that they feel a little bit of ‘home’ while serving our country. In 2012, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio sold over 30,000 boxes of cookies for this cause.
I know how I feel when I spot a troop of Girl Scout’s selling cookies at the grocery store, or when I’m approached by a neighbor to order cookies. Where do I sign up? For those troops who are far away from home, can you imagine their delight when the cookies arrive?
Who can open up a sleeve and NOT finish a WHOLE line of cookies?
There’s just something about Girl Scout Cookies. Everybody looks forward to the annual cookie drive each spring. (Except maybe those who receive shipment of cases of cookies–then must deliver the orders…)
What makes Taylor so special?
Taylor is small for her age because she suffers from epileptic seizures and Pituitary Dwarfism – which impedes her growth. Yet Taylor doesn’t let her size interfere with her spirit. She’s already sold more than 17-hundred boxes herself and is hoping to sell 2013 boxes. “I wanna prove I’m just like everybody else,” said Taylor.
She works harder than her classmates because she wants to be treated the same.
When I watched the video clip from Fox 8 News Cleveland, I was captivated. There is something magical about this little girl: Click here to see the video from Fox 8 News
When Taylor reaches her goal of selling 2013, she will be named a CEO which stands for Cookie Entrepreneur Officer. Only those selling over 2000 boxes of cookies are honored with that designation.
And there is no doubt Taylor will reach her goal…and likely far surpass it!!
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