Deborah Cohan, nervous about undergoing double mastectomy, did what few would be willing to do: get down to
A video of the dance party at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco -- Cohan dancing near a gurney, her surgical team suited up and gyrating around her to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" -- went viral on the Internet.
Cohan, recovering after being released on Wednesday, has been lauded for turning a difficult ordeal into an inspiration for others around the world. But Cohan, a San Francisco gynecologist who specializes in treating pregnant women with
Cohan had sent out an appeal for the mass flash mob on her CaringBridge page for people to dance to the song and send in videos or photos of their dancing so she could view them during her recovery.
It caught on, and neighbors, family and total strangers responded to her request to send in their own flash mob dance videos. Even Beyonce responded, posting the video of Cohan on her Facebook page with the message: "Deborah, you are awesome!"
One of Cohan's neighbors, Yossi Fendel, sent in a video of him dancing by himself in his office. He recalled Cohan telling him, "'You know, what you could do is you can dance. You can participate in this flash mob that I'm organizing,' so that's a nice feeling," he said.
Her colleagues at San Francisco General Hospital also got in on the action, posting their own flash mob video to support Cohan .