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11-year-old sells mistletoe to pay for her braces

Madison Root, 11, is becoming a celebrity for her work ethic.

She started a business in Portland, Oregon selling mistletoe, to pay for her braces.

But city officials say she can’t sell products without a permit. However, they told her she is allowed to beg for money because that’s protected under Freedom of Speech.

Madison’s dad says they understand the law, but that Madison wants to work for her money.

After her story went public she has been overwhelmed by orders for mistletoe.  She even started a website where people can make donations.

The money paid for her braces and will help support other entrepreneurial kids.

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