Girl Scouts are selling cookies all over the region, but this weekend a big sale will be outside the Spanaway Walmart. The proceeds will help a young girl who is a Brownie. Her family fell victim to a horrible car crash on New Year's Day.
McKenzie Harris has been at Children’s Hospital for three months. The collision near Eatonville sent her entire family to the hospital. The driver, who crossed the center line and hit them, died. McKenzie bore the brunt of the injuries and is now a quadriplegic.
"When I heard about McKenzie, I was scared and sad,” said Chloe Flory, who is a fellow Brownie in troop 43886. “And I just really wanted to help as much as I could.
Flory and Sabrina Hein came to visit and play dolls with McKenzie in the hospital.
"She's doing really good. And her spirits and great,” said her mother, Sara Harris, who is in a wheelchair from the accident. “She wakes up with a smile every day.”
"She has busy days. She has physical therapy bright and early in the morning, then occupational therapy, speech therapy,” her mother said.
But this Brownie is no slacker. Even from McKenzie’s hospital bed, she's sold more than 400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
The entire troop is selling them like hotcakes.
"We've already tripled our sales from last year, not including what's to happen this weekend,” said Nicole Flory, troop co-leader. “The girls are definitely working hard selling cookies.”
That's because this year the troop decided to give the proceeds of their sales to the Harris family, to help make their home wheelchair accessible for when McKenzie returns home in two months.
"It's amazing,” said Sara Harris. “Because we have a great troop.”
Mckenzie's troop will be selling Girl Scout cookies outside the Spanaway Walmart this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They've ordered extra cookies for the big sale.