Forget cancer, this little girl wants to dance

Darly Leviante has become famous as a little girl fighting cancer by dancing. A video of Darly dancing after getting chemo has gone viral. She is now inspiring sick children around the world.

Ten-year-old Darly Leviante is being treated in a hospital in Puerto Montt where a group of pediatric oncology doctors don red noses and clown costumes and treat their young patients with laughter therapy.

“In laughter therapy, its purpose is to de-dramatize all of this,” said Doctor “Pinika,” a member of “Clowntagiosos.”

“You have to think about the children, these little ones who come here for treatment. It’s all very aggressive for them—the shots, the exams. The doctors do it with a lot of affection, but for them it’s an aggression.

“That’s why we’re here, the ‘Clowntagiosos doctors,’ to encourage them, to lift their mood and promote trust between the staff, the parents and the child,” he said.

The therapy seems to be working for young Darly. After a visit by the Clowntagiosos, Darly jumped up on her bed and started dancing to the tune of a popular singer.

A video of Darly in action has gone viral. Now Darly is helping ill children around the world.

“I want to give a message to other children who are sick, to push forward,” Darly said.

“Life is not over and to continue with their strength they have, or had before. Don’t fall down. Continue to encourage others children in equal measure,” she said.

“She has amazing energy, she shows us all that we have to push forward,” said Dr. “Pinika.”

“We thank the fact she stood up on top of her bed—that’s what has caught people’s attention. That she stood up on her bed to play while at hospital. That’s what makes the video stand out, what creates joy.”