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Dancing doctor receives special gift from Beyonce on 'Good Morning America'

Posted by Emily Wright  December 20, 2013 11:02 AM

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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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