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Allyson Felix Brings The Best Surprise To A Fan Fighting Breast Cancer

As part of their #PinkPowerTODAY campaign during the month of October, The Today Show responded to requests to surprise one breast cancer patient at her place of work. Dahlia Clark Hanshaw, an employee at Wendy’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer four months ago. But even when chemotherapy can bring down her physical energy, it will not affect her spirit.

The nurses that treat Hanshaw noticed and felt her infectious, gracious spirit, how she’s always bringing the smiles during the worst days of her life, and they contacted the Today Show to do a special segment on her. Hoda Kotb sneaks in to give Hanshaw a big hug—but what Hanshaw wasn’t expecting was one of her favorite people, Olympian Allyson Felix, to show up as well. Oh, and Allyson Felix also gives her the spikes she raced in during the Rio Olympics. Watch the segment below and grab the tissues:

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Team WR represents the Women's Running staff and community behind the magazine and womensrunning.com. The team was created in July 2014 when Women's Running underwent its first re-design since it debuted in 2009. Collectively, Team WR has run everything, from marathon, to half, to novelty runs, to ultras, to 10K and 5K races, to obstacle events, to triathlons.