Dancing Through Cancer Viral Video


Today you can also find me on Gems Of Delight. When You Allow Yourself To Feel You Allow Yourself To Heal.

It is so important to find a way to empower ourselves when an event, loss, or diagnosis attempts to disempower us. Listen. Things we have no control over, don’t have to control us. WE have the power to let them control us or not. We always have control over our response to life. And that makes all of the difference to our spiritual, emotional, and physical well being.

Today, I am so happy to share with you, Dancing Through Cancer, the inspirational video of a friend of mine, Tiffany Staropoli dancing to express her feelings after being diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer on May 7 of this year. (Videoed by her husband Rick Staropoli and edited by Rob McGowan.)

This video has gone viral this week and has captured the attention of the local news and I heard was even posted on Ellen’s Facebook page! Enjoy!

I love the parts where she breaks into laughter. (I think I have personally watched it 10 times, going on 11) Enjoy!

Dancing Through Cancer



This is her caring bridge journal. I took some screen shots, because it is a login only site and I wanted you all to be able to read her words. If you want to donate, you can go login here. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tiffanystaropoli

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 We intend to consume this cancer with all of the love it takes. T

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Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing your dirty little secret with us. Because we all have that secret joie de vivre that we lock inside for some  silly reason, like we might look awkward. You, by the way, look great in every scene! 

You inspire us to transform worry by choosing to live with purpose. Thank you so much! And I agree, Tiffany, laughter is the best medicine! Keep laughing, keep dancing, keep loving.  Keep inspiring.

Tiffany is full on living. It fills me with love and hope.

(Here are her nieces and nephews responding in tribute to their aunt. So cute. Don’t Stop Believing.)

Transforming what is unbearable to enjoyable really knocks your socks off, heh? I have danced away my negative feelings and have found it works incredibly well. Did you ever empower yourself by dancing? How else do you empower yourself when things try to get you down?

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Harleena Singh

Hi Jodi,

Inspiring indeed 🙂

Yes, it’s not easy to dance away your blues, especially when you know that you have stage 4 of cancer, and yet you do it – amazing! Music IS known to be theraputic and this proves it in a way I think, and she might be finding courage in it, and spreading the light to others in a similar situation. God Bless her.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Thank you for blessing her, she is a blessing!

Kelly Hashway

I love this. My husband lost two relatives this year to cancer and I’ve lost one. We need some positives.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

We definitely need some positive news! xo


Loved this video.

So inspirational!

Happy to have bumped into your blog.

From one spiritually enlightened soul to another….namaste!
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Thanks Ruchira! Love to connect to you! <3

Tina Barbour

Tiffany is beautiful and inspiring!! Thank you for sharing this, Jodi. I’m overwhelmed at the strength Tiffany is showing in the face of a scary diagnosis. God bless her and her efforts to spread the joy.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Through her, we are all spreading it! <3

Laura Zera

As a fellow goofy dancer, I loved Tiffany’s video and general make-the-cancer-wither approach. Go, Tiffany!! And another really good resource for blanketing that sucker in love is Peggy Huddleston’s book and CD, “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster.” Parts of it are very specific to cancer.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Ooh! I have heard of that book before! I’d better put it on my list!


What a heroic woman, Jodi. Her story–and dancing–are truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

I think so too!

Steph at I'm Still Learning

I freaking love this. Wow! She’s amazing. I’m glad I found your blog. I am always looking to find the pockets of meaning in life’s challenges. I am going to bookmark this one.

Found you though Honest Voices. So glad I did!
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Welcome, Steph! Thanks so much for coming! Glad to find you too! I’m glad you liked Tiffany! She’s a fun gal! Let’s stay connected!<3

Christina Maria

Hi Jodi,
This is really amazing, It’s called happiness 🙂

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

It is to me! 🙂

kirri white

Incredibly inspiring. Wow. I hope it kills her cancer with love and positivity!
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Lisa A. McCrohan

Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, inspiring. Thank you, Jodi and Tiffany. I am totally inspired. Many blessings as you keep dancing. Lisa

Lisa A. McCrohan

And the tribute to her that her nieces and nephews made was breath-taking. I’m still crying. Such love there is!!! In all of us! Blessings, Lisa


Great video for all to see.. so inspiring

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