Soap actress Kassie DePaiva — best known for her roles as Eve on Days of Our Lives and Blair on One Life to Live — revealed she’s been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Sad!
On Thursday, the 55-year-old penned an update to her website where she opened up about having a good prognosis after battling cancer for most of the summer.
The beauty offered an update:
“I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on Days and had begun my exciting return. During the 3 week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital. I will continue treatment over the next 3 months. My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure. I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this.”
Kassie said she is relying on her faith to get her through this difficult time:
“I have a strong faith that strengthens me every step of the way. This has been a private matter but with Eve’s return coming soon I felt it was time to let my loving fans know what’s been going on. The Days and OLTL family love runs deep. Although I’m unable to be ‘camera ready’ now… my goal is get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon. Keep me in you thoughts and prayers.”
And before signing off with “God’s got this!,” the mother-of-one encouraged her fans to contribute to the Weill Cornell Leukemia Program or to donate bone marrow, blood, or platelets if they’d like to pitch in to help fight the disease.
We’re sending prayers of strength and good health to you, Kassie!!!
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