Gingersnaps Changing Lives

Wait until you see the story of how helping family members feel better while being treated with chemo turned into an American business success story.
1:35 | 07/29/15

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Finally tonight here, made in America and we love hearing when an idea is born right in your own home. A family favorite now a fortune. Reporter: Tonight the made in America team takes you to Atlanta, Georgia. Mother and daughter Susan and laura Statler, turning a family recipe into a family fortune. You came up with this in your own kitchen. Absolutely. Reporter: Here's how it began. Laura's husband ken diagnosed with cancer, her daughter Susan then diagnosed can cancer, too. During chemotherapy they kept hearing that ginger is soothing to the stomach. Mom was busy baking ginger snaps calling them Susan snaps. You had heard that ginger sooths the stomach. Absolutely. Reporter: Mother and daughter making up batches of their soon to be famous cookies for famous patients. Cookies make people smile and the ginger helps sooth your stomach. Reporter: Tonight their garage, the first makeshift bakery, has now been traded for a real bakery, churning out 10,000 ginger snaps every day. The sugar, the eggs, the butter, and don't forget -- The key ingredient, molasses. Reporter: Shipped across America with a new taste tester. Delicious. Reporter: The best news tonight? Cancer free. Reporter: Dad is doing great, too. And all of them with a booming business with three words in mind. Made in America! We're glad the family is healthy and we'll see you right back here tomorrow night. Until then, have a good evening.

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