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Woman who battled cancer in viral dance video dies

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 12:06:47-05

DALLAS — A Texas mother who danced her way into the hearts of millions as she battled cancer has died.

Ana-Alecia Ayala died Wednesday after fighting uterine sarcoma for more than a year, according to KDFW.

In October, Ayala posted a video to Facebook and Instagram of her and her “chemo buddy” Danielle Andrus dancing to the song “Juju On That Beat” by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall.

Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 9 million times.

“We want to show the world that dancing and laughter is the best medicine,” Ayala wrote.

Ayala is survived by a 3-year-old daughter.