DALLAS, Tex. – Ana-Alecia Ayala isn’t letting cancer get her down. A video posted to Facebook shows her dancing through her treatment with a friend.
The video shows Ayala dancing to “Juju On That Beat” in her hospital room.
“Who says cancer and chemo have to get get you down? We’ll have the last laugh!!” Ayala wrote in the video’s caption. “Having an awesome chemo buddy like Danielle Andrus who is ALWAYS down for a dance party helps too!! We want to show the world that dancing and laughter is the BEST medicine.”
Doctors diagnosed Ayala with a rare tumor in her uterus in December 2015, KVUE reports. It spread to her ovaries and the lining of her stomach.
She said she met her dance partner, Danielle Andrus, through a fitness group in 2015.
“She would come sit with me in my chemo session always bringing me entertainment — magazines, arts and crafts. Things to keep me distracted,” Ayala told KVUE. “But she loves a good dance party. We did a dance to Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” song last time, but never posted it online. This time she encouraged me to post it and everyone has been so sweet to share it and get it out there.”
She said she hopes to inspire other people fighting cancer to stay positive.
“Laughter is the best medicine and I hope to make people smile, even at the expense of my bad dance moves,” said Ayala.