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Girl Scouts Brownie Dedicates Cookie Sales To Troops
A 7-year-old old Girl Scouts Brownie in Ohio is selling thousands of boxes of cookies, all for a good cause.
"Hi, my name is Taylor and I was wondering if you would like to buy some Girl Scout cookies."
Seven-year-old Taylor Godwin is on a mission to sell Girl Scout cookies.
She's not just selling thin mints and short bread cookies to win a prize.
She's trying to get people to donate the treats to our troops - so they can have a taste of home.
"I wanna help our troops because they do so much for us,” says Taylor.
Taylor and her fellow Girl Scout Brownie Troop in Willoughby are collecting boxes for Northeast Ohio's "Operation Sweet Appreciation" project.
According to their web site, the Girls Scouts of Northeast Ohio sent soldiers 30,000 boxes of cookies last year.
So far this courageous cookie collector has already sold more than 1,700 boxes herself.
"I wanna prove that I'm just like everybody else," said Taylor.
The second grader feels like she has something to prove because she suffers from epileptic seizures and pituitary dwarfism which impedes her growth.
Even though she is smaller than her classmates, Taylor says she works harder because she wants to be treated the same.
"She feels left out so with the Girl Scouts she don't have to think about that stuff ya know, she's just another Girl Scout like everybody else,” says Taylor’s Mother Jamie Hale.
Taylor is close to her goal of selling 2,013 boxes in 2013.
So she doesn't really go door to door anymore to sell cookies, instead she and her mother make calls and send out e-mails to get people to donate.
"They keep saying that they are touched by like what she is doing that they are so amazed that she is 7-years-old and has such a strong drive to do it,” said Hale.