Woman turning 99 asks for 99 birthday cards

Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 11:22:11-04

No matter the age, most people enjoy receiving something on their birthday.

One woman in southern Indiana is turning 99-years-old and she is asking for something so simple: 99 birthday cards.

Gwen Beasley is hoping, with the help of social media, to have 99 cards sent to her for the big day.

Unfortunately, last year Beasley attempted to get 98 but came up short in the end. So far, this year Beasley has already received 89 birthday cards!

When asked what her secret to a long life was, Beasley told Evansville NBC affiliate WFIE, "It's the chocolate," she said. "I'm a chocoholic."

If you would like to send Gwen Beasley a card, her address is listed below:
PO Box 242 Francisco, IN 47649