BY Caroline Frenzel

From the outside, most people can’t tell that my mom has cancer. She looks great in short hair, stays really active and gets lots of exercise. But the truth is, she has stage IV breast cancer, an advanced form of the disease that has now spread to her bones. Nobody knows how much longer she might live.

It’s really scary to think that my mom’s cancer has no cure. But she’s doing everything she can to fight it — and so am I....

Caroline Frenzel (right) and her mother, Alex, who has metastatic breast cancer