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Pediatric nurses cheer up young cancer patient by becoming her backup dancers: 'Darcey’s Dancers'

Darcey is an 8-year-old pediatric cancer patient who loves to dance.

Cover Image Source: YouTube | The Kelly Clarkson Show
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UT Health San Antonio nurses went above and beyond for an 8-year-old pediatric cancer patient named Darcey when they volunteered to become backup dancers for the budding dancer. They met the sweet girl a few years ago when she started her treatment with UT Health and soon fell in love with the adorable little one. A video of the group dancing caught the eye of Texas native Kelly Clarkson last year who got them featured in the "What I'm Liking" segment of her show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. The former "American Idol" winner praised the nurses and gave them a "Texas-sized shout-out." 

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"I don't know how you could know Darcey and not fall in love with her," one of the nurses said at the time when the host face-timed them. "She's just a sweetheart. She's always in a charming mood. She's just an incredible person. And, even on the worst days of her treatment, she's always smiling and in a happy mood."

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The group not only danced with the young girl but also made matching shirts to wear while performing. Clarkson praised the group for their act of kindness and gifted the nurses $250 each thanks to a partnership with Pilot Pen. "It's been an incredibly hard couple of years that we've all experienced, so thank you so much for being at your hospital and taking care of people," Clarkson told the nurses. "We really, really appreciate you."

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Social media users also fell in love with the sweet gesture, with one person commenting: "This is so awesome, the Oncology nurses and doctors are so awesome too. They go above and beyond." Another added: "Way to go ladies. So nice to see such dedicated Nurses. Dancing sure seems to be something that cheers anyone up on the darkest of days."

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Another heartwarming video of a pediatric cancer patient did the rounds on the internet recently after he urged the staff at the hospital to groove with him. In a video shared by Good News Movement, the young toddler is seen insisting that a nurse dance with him to Bad Bunny's "Titi Me Pregunto" from the singer's "Un Verano Sin Ti" album. The healthcare worker couldn't resist any longer and decided to give in and shake a leg with him and boy does he have some moves!

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"He battles this illness with the same force he moves those little hips, he'll be better in no time! Keep dancing and fighting little man!" remarked one social media user in the comment section. Another admitted, "Love the joy. Dance is medicine."


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