Marc de Hond has renamed his theater show Progressive insight into an interview marathon, he reports on his website on Wednesday. The presenter and theater maker wants to leave something to his children through 29 interviews that he will give about his life, if he cannot see them growing up after being diagnosed with bladder cancer.
In 2019, bladder cancer was diagnosed at De Hond. "In the meantime, I'm doing better," said the theater maker. "But every quarter, when I am checked, the sword of Damokles hangs over my head. Is everything still calm and will I see my son James and daughter Livia grow up? My form of bladder cancer unfortunately has poor chances of survival. Only 35 percent of the patients is still alive after five years. "
De Hond lost his mother to cancer when he was three years old. "All I have of her are some photos and a cassette tape that she left for me, to which I attach great value," says the 42-year-old born in Amsterdam about his mother. "Now that I'm sick myself, I want to make something similar for Livia and James; you don't know what life has in store for you."
Presenters who have committed to participate in De Honds interview project in the spring of 2020 include Eva Jinek, Humberto Tan, Janine Abbring, Paul de Leeuw, Frank Evenblij and Erik Dijkstra. Luuk Ikink, Claudia de Breij, Coen Verbraak, Hugo Borst, Ruben Nicolai, Catherine Keijl and Eric Corton also participate according to De Hond.