8-Year-Old Not Only Beats Cancer but Also Smashes Girl Scout Cookie Record Selling 32,484 Boxes
An 8-year-old cancer survivor from San Bernardino made it her plight to break the Girl Scout Cookie national record and sold more than 32,000 boxes of cookies.
“Anything is possible when you make it possible!” a quote from a Facebook page by the little girl who set the bar high by selling 32,484 in a single season. The girl named Lilly Bumpus set a new national record for Girl Scouts.
The post read: "Lilly set the new national record for most boxes ever sold in one season (roughly three month time) with 32,484 boxes, and each and every box fights for something beside her!”
According to the post, she collected over 5,000 donated boxes of cookies to contribute to fellow childhood cancer warriors in the hospitals to help feed the homeless in her community and deploy troops.
With others' help, Lilly did deliveries daily before school, including after dinner and anytime she could do one box at a time. She was able to create bigger change than those who helped her could imagine.
The statement continued: "With her troop beside her, she will be granting $20,000 of the cookie funds to 2 different missions that she believes can change lives, and she's excited to tell them with her troop as both recipients don't know!"
Lilly’s mom Trish Bauer thanked all those who purchased, donated, shared, and believed besides Lilly to create a bigger change than a box of cookies. She also showed appreciation to the San Bernardino Police Department for always standing beside her daughter.
According to People, Bauer reportedly said it had been an “insane season.” She said people had shown immense support for Lilly, and for the first time, the world saw that her child has her own voice, mission, and her own site bigger than cancer.
"She just needed a space to do her own thing, and this was it," she said. According to Lilly's mom, her daughter does not like it when someone tells her that something is impossible. When she told her how tough it would be to sell this year, she said to her:
“Nothing is impossible if everybody chose to make it possible.”
According to ABC7, Lilly has been in Girl Scouts for four years and said it is her dream for any proceeds to go toward childhood cancer research.
Meanwhile, in January, a first-grader, Allie Shroyer, also made news headlines after a video of her sales pitch to a doorbell security camera with her mom, Kristen Shroyer went viral.
Kristen told a news outlet that within 24 hours after she posted her daughter's sales pitch, she sold more than 200 boxes online. To top it all off, she surpassed her primary goal and sold 600 boxes in total.
Lilly and Allie are not the only ones making waves at a young age. According to WBKO, a 6-year-old girl named Naiya Garner was diagnosed with leukemia at the tender age of two.
She received her last treatment in 2020 and is now cancer-free. While receiving treatment in the hospital, she watched cooking shows that sparked the idea of starting her online bakery. According to her mother, Ashley Garner, she hopes to do a non-profit someday to give back.
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