HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Media » Good News (Group) » ‘Dance is my medicine’

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 11:15 AM

‘Dance is my medicine’

Woman throws flash mob dance party in OR before double mastectomy

A San Francisco doctor brought a moment of levity to the day of her own breast cancer operation - by organizing a flash mob dance party just before her double mastectomy.

Deborah Cohan envisioned the moment as a way to gather the support of her family and friends.

"I want to dance with my community - flash mob style - in the hallway of my Mt. Zion hospital room," Cohan wrote to followers on her CaringBridge page October 28. "Maybe even get some other patients out of their beds to dance with us."


"Dance transforms me," she said. "It has such power that even when I'm about to go into a double mastectomy, it can transport me to a joyous place."

The surgery went well and she's doing fine

Full story and smile-inducing video here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/video-woman-throws-flash-mob-dance-party-double-mastectomy-article-1.1509825

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Rumi

0 replies, 674 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread