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JuJuOnThatChemo! Ana-Alecia takes a different approach to cancer treatment

Chances are you’ve seen or heard about Ana-Alecia Ayala’s story by now.

She’s the Dallas mother diagnosed with a rare form of cancer who recorded herself dancing to ‘Juju on That Beat’ during a chemotherapy session in the Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

The video of Ana-Alecia dancing with a friend went viral, which has already been seen by millions.

While her dance moves made people smile, it’s her attitude that has already inspired so many.

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Baylor Scott & White Health patient Ana-Alecia Ayala and friend Danielle Andrus photographed in Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

All of the online attention landed her an invite to the Ellen Degeneres show, where Ana-Alecia told the popular television host, “I’m here to motivate and inspire people.”

Her message was simple, “there is life after a diagnosis,” she told Ellen.

The show also threw in a big surprise to help cover some of her medical costs. Take a look.

“Explore."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ9KJ7WUZiA

Learn more about cancer care services at Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Craig Civale
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Craig is a storyteller at heart. He joined Baylor after a 15-year career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, most recently at WFAA-TV in Dallas as a reporter.

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JuJuOnThatChemo! Ana-Alecia takes a different approach to cancer treatment