When you think of TikTok, you probably think about kids and videos. In addition to the kids, one very special grandma has left her mark. Grandma YoYo became famous last year after announcing she wanted to be known on TikTok. Her comedy videos and dance trends ensured she was noticed. The hope she gave to 1.1 million followers when she shared the life she is living with terminal lung cancer made her famous.
The GoFundMe Page
Grandma YoYo has a daughter named Crystal Dvorak. She is hoping to be able to provide her grandma with in-home hospice care after creating a GoFundMe page. The dying wish of Grandma YoYo is to be able to remain at home. According to her, all of the money raised from the page will be spent keeping Grandma YoYo comfortable in her own home. Unfortunately, the expenses from her illness are extremely high.
As of last Thursday, in excess of $13,000 have been raised for Grandma YoYo from the GoFundMe page. In an interview with Time, Crystal said they are close to their goal. She referred to the messages her grandmother is receiving as outpourings of love. A lot of grandma’s followers took the time to leave messages about what they endured battling cancer. One of the comments was left regarding a video. The woman spoke of her dad’s battle with lung cancer.
The Heartfelt Wish
She said the video taught her positivity is possible in any situation. The other comments left included messages simply stating I love you, prayers and well-wishers.
Grandma YoYo’s heartfelt wish to be a star just like her son Stephen King is coming true. Grandma YoYo is Linda Roper. In October of 2018, she was given a life expectancy of six months after her diagnosis of inoperable lung cancer.
The First Video
According to Insider, the very first video posted by Linda Roper was on February 15th of 2019. She posted the video right after receiving her diagnosis. Steven King began posting on his mother’s TikTok page on her behalf one year later due to the declining health of his mom. The majority of the posts show Linda when she is happy. Both her son and daughter continue to post updates regarding their mother’s health.
The Beautiful Gifts from Fans
Not only have Grandma YoYo’s fans been making donations to her page, but they have also sent lovely packages, gifts and cards through the mail to a P.O. box. All of the attention surprised Linda because she realized just how devoted her fans really were. Even though she is now the darling of social media. Linda says she is simply herself despite all of the attention she is receiving.
The Fulfillment of a Dying Wish
Due to her fans, Linda’s dying wish will become a reality. She will pass away in South Dakota, with everyone she loves most by her side in her Belle Fourche home. Her daughter needed to reach a goal of $15,000 with her GoFundMe page and she is close. Crystal has expressed the hope she feels knowing her mom will be able to receive the care she needs without leaving her home. Her belief in humanity is much stronger now.
Grandma YoYo’s family wants to initiate positivity across the globe for now and for always. Crystal’s intention is founding a nonprofit under the name of her mom in the future. She is going to leave an area for patients receiving a new diagnosis because she believes her mom’s experience will offer invaluable support long after she has left this world.
Cats and Christmas Lights
Crystal has made a touching comparison between her mom and Christmas lights. She feels both bring hope. Linda has asked the nonprofit to help animals as well. She was raised in California and her childhood pets were monkeys. She has given her heart to Sadie her pet cat. You can see her as a guest on Grandma YoYo’s TikTok page. She stated the only thing in life that really matters is the love left behind once she is gone.
The Encouragement of Family
Grandma YoYo was the one who decided to use a platform to share her life as she continues living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Crystal has made no secret of the pride she has for the way her mother is coping. She said her mom made an important statement and has lived up to every word. Both of her children are standing with her proudly.
Despite the efforts of her children to keep her off the camera after a certain point, Grandma YoYo is determined to remain dedicated to her followers, to stay positive even during rough times. She insists she will be there for them until she reaches the end.