It was a positive attitude and the occasional dance party that kept this Texas mom fighting to the end. Ana-Alecia Ayala, who made headlines for dancing up a storm while having chemotherapy treatments, died after a year-long battle against cancer. She was 32. Ayala's dance moves and bright smile even caught Ellen DeGeneres' attention. Ayala is survived by her husband and 3-year-old daughter, Avalyn, whom she called the reason for her positivity throughout treatment.