GOOD NEWS Sweet! Cookie Business Started by Woman With Down Syndrome Is Booming
A woman with Down syndrome is inspiring holiday cookie bakers everywhere.
Collette Divitto, 26, runs her own cookie company in Boston's North End. Her story has gone viral, as she is living out her motto of never giving up.
"My cookies are like ridiculously yummy cookies," Divitto told ABC News, adding that she includes "100 percent love" as an ingredient.
It's been quite a journey for Divitto. Her mother, Rosemary Alfredo, said her daughter spent a long time job hunting and felt defeated by the many rejections.
As she continued striving toward her dream, Divitto decided to start her own business, Collettey's, with the help of her mother and her sister.
"God put her on earth to change the wave of thought for people around the country," Alfredo said. "We can't have a bad day because we think of her."
According to her website, her business has been booming since local CBS affiliate WBZ introduced her story just after Thanksgiving.
Divitto says her goal is to hire other people with disabilities.
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