Just over a month ago a video of Dr. Deborah Cohan went viral, showcasing the OB/GYN dancing in an operating room with a crew of nurses and doctors before undergoing a double mastectomy. Now in recovery, Cohan sat down with ABC correspondent Amy Robach on Friday's episode of "Good Morning America," where she received a special gift from one of music's leading ladies.
Cohan's pre-surgery song of choice was "Get Me Bodied," so when Queen Bey caught wind of the breast cancer patient's brave battle, she posted a Facebook message ("Deborah, you are awesome!") and sent along a pair of tickets to one of her shows via Robach.
For the 40-year-old journalist who presented the gift, Cohan's video has a special meaning.
After volunteering to have a mammogram on "Good Morning America," Robach was diagnosed with a malignant tumor and underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery soon after Cohan.
For Robach, the video was inspirational.
"It had such an impact on me," Robach told Cohan. "It freed me in a way you couldn't imagine."
Cohan was glad to have had a positive impact, but she made the video for herself.
"I made the video for myself so that I would be able to watch myself dancing after surgery when I wasn't able to dance," Cohan said.
If you haven't seen the original video, check it out below.
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