Holley Kitchen was initially diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in July 2012. As a mother and wife, Holley's life was centered on her two sons, Colby (6 years old) and Bryson (4 years old), as well as her husband, Beep. She frequently met with fellow MBC "lifers" within her community. Holley's story became public when she shared a video on YouTube in an effort to raise awareness of MBC, and it went viral online with over 51 million views to date. Her story subsequently was featured by Good Morning America, People, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Women's Health, among others.
Sadly, Holley Kitchen passed away from metastatic breast cancer on January 12, 2016, at the age of 42.
"Holley touched us all with her boundless energy, her radiant smile, and most important of all, her love for her family."
- Photographer Angelo Merendino