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Collettey’s Cookies booming after story goes viral

After a story about her venture on CBS went viral, MDSC member Collette Divitto’s cookie business is thriving.

Divitto fields online delivery orders and has begun the process of obtaining an investor and getting her cookies into major food stores. According to a story in Good Housekeeping, her dreams are becoming a reality — as of December 1, she has received orders for more than 25,000 cookies. With the help of local Boston grocery store Golden Goose Market, Collette and the shop’s employees baked over 500 cookies this weekend. “I haven’t slept at all,” she laughed to CBS. “I am really amazed at the support for my company and my cookies.”

Divitto, a 26-year-old Boston-based entrepreneur and MDSC member, launched her companied, dubbed Collettey’s, from her very own apartment. She also happens to have Down syndrome.

“She’s never accepted her disability,” her mother, Rosemary Alfredo told CBS News. When Divitto honed her passion for baking years ago and, eventually, developed a foolproof “amazing” cookie recipe, Alfredo knew that her daughter was onto something. “We kept telling her, ‘This is a really good cookie. You could sell this!'” she said.

Read more in Good Housekeeping…