This is Holley Kitchen and her two sons.
At 39, Holley was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy as a part of her treatment, but then a year later, her cancer came back — as metastatic breast cancer in her spine and bones.
So she decided to make a video about her experience. To date, it has nearly 1.5 million views.
Holley talks a lot about what people living with metastatic cancer DON’T want to hear.
“People don’t always know want to say,” she told BuzzFeed Life. “People are kind and good and want to help and want to be supportive — and I think I’m the real side of cancer. I think I said uncomfortable things that people don’t want to say.”