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Daily Inspiration: Collettey’s Cookies


Today’s daily inspiration is the story of Collette, a young woman with Down Syndrome who started her own cookie company.



Here’s a quote from her website:

“Collette, a young woman with Down Syndrome, has been creating her own recipe for cookies for fun! But after rejection over and over again when applying for a job and being told she had great skills but was not “a good fit” she was determined to own her own business, despite any disability, and show people how ableย she is. Collette was not only determined to show everyone how capable people with (dis) abilities are, but her mission is to open production facilities across the country and employ thousands of different abilities !”

Her story was picked up by a local CBS station in Boston and within 10 days she had over 50,000 cookies orders. What an amazing person! We can all learn a valuable lesson from her! Here’s her story:

For more information or to order cookies, click here: Collettey’s Cookies Website

About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes โ€œGood, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.โ€ I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

8 Comments on Daily Inspiration: Collettey’s Cookies

  1. I love reading stories like this! Really makes me feel inspired and gives me a wake up call!

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  2. An amazing lady!

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  3. Wow!! Amazing!

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  4. Tamara so beautiful and I really appreciate reading stories like this. What an awesome girl who never gave up and so what if she has down syndrome. Really makes one feel so inspired. Great post.


  5. Thanks ๐Ÿ™ for the share!


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