Our thoughts are with Kassie DePaiva. The beloved ‘Days of Our Lives’ star revealed to her fans on her blog that she’s been secretly battling leukemia and has spent six weeks in the hospital. Despite her diagnosis, Kassie reassures her fans that she will be back onscreen soon.
“I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life,” Kassie, 55, wrote on her blog on Aug. 25. “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.”
Before she joined Days of Our Lives, Kassie was best known for her role as Blair on One Life To Live. Kassie left Days of Our Lives in Sept. 2015, with her last scenes airing in Feb. 2016. She was set to return as Eve this fall, and even though she’s had a setback, Kassie promised in her statement that she will “get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon.”
We’re so glad that Kassie is staying strong amidst her diagnosis. She also offered ways for her fans to help people suffering from leukemia. “If you would like to make a difference in someone’s survival please go to BeTheMatch.org and find out how you can be a donor,” she wrote. “If you would like to donate blood or platelets which Leukemia patients need a lot of, please contact your local blood bank or American Red Cross.”
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