80 Year Old Grandma Has 86,000 Instagram Followers Following Her Battle With Cancer

March 24, 2014
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The 80-year-old great-grandmother collected more than 86,000 followers after her great-grandson Zach Belden started an account for her in January as a way to support Simpson’s battle with cancer.

Simpson refers to her supportive followers — including Pharrell Williams, who saw her bustin’ a move to his hit song “Happy” — as “friends.”

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Fans leave Grandma Betty lots of love in the form of Likes and encouraging words.

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Simpson told ABC that her grandson set up the account because he loves her so much. “He doesn’t want to lose me and he’s just good to me,” she added.

Both Simpson and Belden are grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

“Let’s continue to spread the word that cancer CAN be fought, and being happy while fighting it most certainly possible.” Belden posted to the account.?size=lIMAGE: @GRANDMABETTY33 ON INSTAGRAM

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Guess who has a P.O. Box? That’s right, Grandma Betty now has a P.O. Box that is ready to receive letters! Have a story you want Grandma to hear? No problem. Please address the letters to Grandma Betty, or Grandma Betty and Family in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Zip Code 47131 P.O. Box #383!

IMAGE: @GRANDMABETTY33 ON INSTAGRAM

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