26-Year-Old Down Syndrome Woman Didn't Let Rejection Keep Her From Chasing Her Dreams

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December 15, 2016

Collette Devitto says the secret to her company's cookie recipe is love.

"I think that all of that rejection for her made her say I'll show them," her mom said.

The 26-year-old from Boston has Down syndrome. Being in the kitchen has always given her comfort and brought her joy.

When Collette couldn't land a job in the baking industry, she got frustrated. Instead of settling with rejection, she used that to fuel herself towards her dreams anyway.

Collette started her own baking business. At first, only one local grocery store would stock her baked goods.

After a news story broke about her business, she now has 4,000 orders to fill across the country.

Nothing is going to stop Collette from fulfilling her lifelong dreams and she's giving others with disabilities the encouragement and hope that they can achieve anything they set their mind to.