An 8-year-old Cancer survivor broke the national record for most boxes sold in one season this year. Lilly Bumpus of San Bernardino, California, sold 32,484 boxes in 3 months.
Lilly was born with cancer, but is now in remission. Lilly’s mother Trish said that Lilly “does not like somebody telling her something is not possible.” So she set her mind to breaking the record.
She set up a booth at her house and her parents helped with outside deliveries.
But the story gets better! According to Lilly's Facebook "Lilly was able to collect OVER 5,000 donated boxes of cookies that will be going to fellow childhood cancer warriors in the hospitals, to help feed the homeless in our communities and to our deployed troops! "
She ended her post with this inspiration:
"Dear cancer, you lose a little bit more each and every day. Dear world, childhood cancer isn’t rare and they can’t fight alone! It remains the lowest funded form of cancer research ￼and because of that kids like my little girl who was born with it and is now a survivor fights to sell cookies to try to fix it. They can’t fight alone!"