10 July 2013
Eva Moon faced an impossible choice: remove her healthy breasts and ovaries or face almost certain odds of cancer. For one night only, Eva came to London to share her story with the UK through a solo musical she has written about her experience.
Eva’s feisty, frank and fearless original musical comedy about turning a devastating prognosis into a new lease on life was a delight to watch. Eva shared all her emotions from humour to the struggle of dealing with a life-changing personal challenge. Eva hoped that the show would grab people by the heart and not let go. Having seen it, I can say that she succeeded. It was a poignant portrayal of something that many women face. Eva was talking about this before Angelina and her strength has helped other women through the same experiences. There were members of the audience in tears, compelled to physically embrace Eva at the end of the show which was very moving to witness.
Eva’s take on her experience is refreshing, uplifting and inspiring all in one. The Mutant Diaries is presented in such a way that no matter how many people are in the audience with you, you are left feeling like you have just had a chat with a friend and shared something quite personal. The fact that Eva chose to do her show for Macmillan while having a holiday in the UK is fantastic, it’s just a shame it was a one off.
If you’ve been inspired by Eva’s story read more about how you can get involved with Macmillan.