Popular actress Kassie DePaiva, who is best known for her roles as Eve on ‘Days of Our Lives’ and Blair on ‘One Life to Live’, has revealed to her fans her devastating news that she has been being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Kassie took to her website to write a letter with an update on her health after battling cancer for the last couple of months, she seems to be pretty positive.
The 55-year-old wrote, "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."
The actress continued, "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."
In the letter, Kassie also encouraged her fans to donate to the Weill Cornell Leukemia Program or to give bone marrow, blood, or platelets to help others who are fighting the disease!
Our positive thoughts go out to her at this time.