The Cancer that Died of Laughter
With a mere 5% chance of recovery from cancer, Eyal Eltawil’s struggle to survive includes the use of comedy.
Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 31 and with metastases in his body, Eyal Eltawil was given a mere 5% chance of recovery.
Eyal decided to look at his cancer from a humoristic point of view and find laughter in the process. The topic of his life’s story was not one he chose, but he did make the choice to create “stand-up comedy” while he struggled to survive.
Using a humoristic perspective during the entire process, he turned the C word (Cancer) into one relating to Comedy. This, was Eyal’s way of dealing with his illness and enabling recovery.
3 years after his full recovery, he was told that there was a fair chance the cancer had returned. Despite the harsh news, and while waiting anxiously for the lab results, he decided to laugh again and relates his experience in a book.
The stand-up comedy kept working and the recovery was there to stay!