A Dallas area cancer patient, Ana-Alecia Ayala, dances with Danielle Andrus, whom she calls her chemo buddy, in a video that went viral less than 24 hours after she posted it on her Facebook and Instagram pages. The video has been viewed almost 100,000 times and shared by almost 2,000 people.
In her Facebook post, Ayala said, “who says cancer and chemo have to get you down? We’ll have the last laugh!”
During her difficult journey, Ayala finds hope, laughter and smiles in this video and wants the world to know that “laughter and dancing is the BEST medicine.”
Mother to a 3-year-old, Ayala was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare tumor in her uterus, KVUE Austin reported.
“I also want to encourage cancer patients loved ones to step out of their comfort zones (as Daniella did for me) and be silly, have a dance party, be present in the moment and have a great time,” she told the station. “Laughter is the best medicine and I hope to make people smile, even at the expense of my bad dance moves.”
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