Woman Preps for Double Mastectomy with Beyoncé Dance Party

11/08/2013 at 06:55 PM EST

Woman Dances to Beyonce Before Double Mastectomy
Deborah Cohan dances before her double mastectomy.
Courtesy karenrme/Youtube
When preparing to undergo a double mastectomy, most women wouldn't immediately think to initiate a full-on dance party in the operating room. But Deborah Cohan enlisted her surgical and anesthesia teams to join her in making a viral video to inspire others to show courage in the face of cancer.

The mom of two, clad in a hospital gown, boogies down to Beyonce's "Get Bodied" for about six minutes before her surgery at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco, as captured in the YouTube clip.

On her CaringBridge page, Cohan invited others to participate in a virtual flash mob by sending footage of themselves dancing to the track, from Beyonce's 2006 album B'Day.

"I have visions of a healing video montage," Cohan wrote on Nov. 1. "Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?"



Don't just watch – get up and dance – along to the uplifting video below.

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