A young girl named Isobel Fletcher has been in a hospital in the UK fighting her second battle with cancer. To cheer her up, two doctors decided to put on a ballet performance for her and record it. It was later posted to Twitter by the hospital and has racked up over 44,000 views.
In the video, the two doctors, Dr. Baylon Kamalarajan and Emma Maunder enter Fletcher’s room donning color tutus and perform a choreographed dance for the young girl. The two dance as Fletcher watches and giggles along to the dance routine and as the duo finishes their number, Izzy is left with a smile on her face.
In the caption of the video the hospital posted on social media, they wrote, “When Ballet-mad Izzy came into our Children’s Clinic for her cancer treatment on Friday, two of the team surprised her with a very special routine… Huge thanks to Baylon & Emma for the lovely surprise, and well done Izzy for *literally* keeping them on their toes!”
The Royal Ballet’s Twitter page got wind of the video and retweeted with a comment, writing, “If you’re in need of a smile today… Get well soon Izzy! We hope to see you dancing again soon.”
Fletcher is being enduring chemotherapy at the Worcestershire Acute NHS for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This is her second time being treated after relapsing back in May of 2019. Her mother spoke with BBC about the tough time her daughter was going through, saying, “She’s been through a really tough time the last few months, and it’s something [the doctors] wanted to do for a while, but she’s been so poorly, so it was a nice special treat for her.
The oncology nurse for the children’s and young people division at the hospital, Dawn Forbes, said to NDTV, “We thought it would be a nice way to cheer up. She always has ballet books with her and brings them in to read during her treatment.