Local mom's message about breast cancer goes viral

A Cedar Park mom shares her story about metastatic breast cancer on social media and educates millions.

No one wants to hear they have cancer, much less that it's terminal. A Cedar Park mom has turned that diagnosis into her mission. And her message is spreading around the world.

What started as a simple gesture to make people aware is turning into a worldwide lesson.

Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 39. After a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation she thought she was cancer free. A year later she found out it had spread to her spine and bones.

"I think it resonates with people because it's honest. It's what people don't want to say what people don't want to hear," she said.

Every year 40,000 people die every year with metastatic breast cancer, and there is no cure.

"It's my life and I'm going to make the best of it," she said.

Like many people Holley was totally unaware. Her video had been viewed millions of times in 24 hours.

"I mean a million views that's insane," said Kitchen. "Wow, wow!"

Her goal remains the same.

"I was hoping to reach a thousand people just for a little bit of education which is now my mission," she said.

She has three very good reasons for fighting: her husband and two little boys. Her spirit, faith and determination are spreading a message few have been willing to share.

Holley has heard from thousands of people around the world including a woman from Australia. She said "Mission accomplished."

Go here to view Holley's video on Facebook.

Go here to learn more about metastatic breast cancer.

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