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Cancer-affected dancer ‘warms up’ for chemotherapy by showing off his movements

Cancer-affected dancer ‘warms up’ for chemotherapy by showing his movements, despite being on an IV line in inspirational video that has become viral

  • Dancer John Polintan, 30, diagnosed with cancer after finding a bump in his neck
  • He went to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila prior to his first chemotherapy
  • His girlfriend recorded him while he was dancing at Planetshakers’ Born To Praise while he was connected to an infusion

A professional dancer who danced his way in the first phase of cancer treatment became viral after his video was praised for bringing positivity to other patients.

In inciting images, dancer John Christopher Polintan – known as ‘JC’ – is standing in his hospital ward in the Philippine general hospital, in Manila, a drop on his arm.

While music starts playing in the background, the 30-year-old begins to show off some of his best moves, with a smile on his face all the time.

Dancer John Christopher Polintan was admitted by his girlfriend in his hospital ward at the Philippine General Hospital, Manila during his first round of chemotherapy

Dancer John Christopher Polintan was admitted by his girlfriend in his hospital ward at the Philippine General Hospital, Manila during his first round of chemotherapy

‘Warm up before my chemo tom starts. Thank the Lord for everything despite my situation, “he said, posting the clip on Facebook.

The video was recorded by JC’s girlfriend on February 19, with the song Born To Praise by Planetshakers in the background.

JC was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in July after initially noticing a lump in his neck during a dance competition in Australia in 2017.

After participating all over the world, JC was then told that he had stage 4A NPCA in January 2020 when he returned to his native Philippines.

While music starts playing in the background, JC, 30, starts to show off some of his best moves, a smile that sticks to his face all the time

While music starts playing in the background, JC, 30, starts to show off some of his best moves, a smile that sticks to his face all the time

While music starts playing in the background, JC, 30, starts to show off some of his best moves, a smile that sticks to his face all the time

JC was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in July after initially noticing a lump in his neck during a dance competition in Australia in 2017

JC was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in July after initially noticing a lump in his neck during a dance competition in Australia in 2017

JC was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in July after initially noticing a lump in his neck during a dance competition in Australia in 2017

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who has led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the USA and Croatia

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who has led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the USA and Croatia

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who has led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the USA and Croatia

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who has led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the USA and Croatia

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who has led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the USA and Croatia

According to Jazreel, JC’s treatment requires between three or four five-day chemotherapy cycles before he can then start radiation treatment.

JC, who started dancing at the age of 14, is currently the artistic director of a dance team, MAD Rush, who led him to championships in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the US and Croatia.

When he placed the video online, the dancer received a flood of support for his positive view, with the video going viral and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Jazreel said: “The reactions of the people to the video were overwhelming – we did not expect it to go viral and it inspired many people.

His girlfriend Jazreel Dela Paz, 28, said: “The reactions of the people to the video were overwhelming – we did not expect it to go viral and it inspired many people”

According to Jazreel, JC's treatment requires between three or four five-day chemotherapy cycles before he can begin radiation therapy

According to Jazreel, JC's treatment requires between three or four five-day chemotherapy cycles before he can begin radiation therapy

According to Jazreel, JC’s treatment requires between three or four five-day cycles of chemotherapy before he can begin radiation therapy

“JC even received messages from other cancer patients who said they were inspired and motivated after seeing the video.

“They admired his view of life and how strong and positive he is.”

JC, who lives in Las Pinas City, Philippines, said, “Don’t lose hope – I know how hard it is to undergo chemotherapy and how hard it is to tolerate this type of disease.”

“That’s why I want to help send positivity to many.”

JC even received messages from other cancer patients who said they were inspired and motivated after watching the video of him dancing

JC even received messages from other cancer patients who said they were inspired and motivated after watching the video of him dancing

JC even received messages from other cancer patients who said they were inspired and motivated after watching the video of him dancing

JC, who lives in Las Pinas City, Philippines, said, “Don’t lose hope – I know how hard it is to undergo chemotherapy and how hard it is to tolerate this type of disease.”

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