Grandma Betty: 706,000 followers mourn the beloved Instagram star
Watch this video to discover the ingenious and inspiring way a family chose to document the final days of their 80-year old grandmother who had lung cancer.
Perusing her photos, Instagram account and Facebook page quickly attests to her popularity; Grandma Betty also received thousands of cards and words of encouragement from around the world.
*The video is only available in English.
Below are a few photos from Grandma Betty’s Instagram account (for those of you who cannot access it): @grandmabetty33 - created by her grandson, Zach Beldon.
Click on the previous image to see all of Grandma Betty’s photos.
After a courageous battle against lung cancer, Grandma Betty passed away last Saturday (August 2, 2014) at the age of 80.
Below are the words of her family, who wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to announce her death:
“After a much needed night of rest, Grandma has come to peace with her battle of Lung Cancer. Although Grandma Betty is no longer physically with us, she will forever be in the hearts of the millions of people she touches every single day. Grandma Betty did not lose her battle to cancer, because her legacy she has left behind will inspire millions of people to #Smile, #BeHappy, and #StayHappy no matter what. The fight has ended. The battle is won.”
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