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Double Mastectomy patient's pre-surgery dance party

Any surgical procedure can be scary. Facing a double mastectomy takes a special kind of courage.

Double Mastectomy patient's pre-surgery dance party

Screenshot via YouTube.
Screenshot via YouTube.

Any surgical procedure can be scary. Facing a double mastectomy takes a special kind of courage.

If Deborah Cohan were scared, she certainly didn't show it. Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mother of two, broke it down Beyoncé-style with OR staff prior to her surgery in an inspiring and hilarious dance video. Clearly already an expert in bedside manner, Cohan looked to be in great spirits in the operating room of San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital. 

Dressed to the nines in her hospital gown and cap, Cohan led her scrub-clad team in a dance party to Beyoncé's "Get Me Bodied." She asks others to make similar videos for her to watch through her recovery.

 “I have visions of a healing video montage,” she wrote. “Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?”

Her friends certainly are. Coworkers and loved ones have already begun posting their videos to Cohan's CaringBridge page. You can check out her video below, and if you like, make one of your own. I'm sure Cohan wouldn't object to a few more dance partners.

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