Kassie DePaiva faced fight with Leukemia and is now cancer free
From the hospital fighting, and keeping the faith to winning her fight.
Updated February 6: Kassie DePaiva shared wonderful news with her fans on Twitter, that she is now cancer free, saying, “Today is #WorldCancerDay and I’m grateful I can say I am cancer free. To all of you who battle cancer…fight on! Trust the journey!”
Originally posted August 25, 2016: On the heels of Kassie DePaiva and Michelle Stafford talking girl talk in the Mom A Go Go podcast, this morning on “Days of our Lives'” Kassie DePaiva’s (Eve Donovan) personal website, the actress opened up to her fans about what’s been happening in her life, apart from work and lighter times. Though she has been facing a major health issue, she’s still shining… “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. 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 your thoughts and prayers. Leukemia remains a rare disease and there is a great need for funding and donations of Stem Cells/Bone Marrow, Platelets and blood. If you would like to contribute in some way please go to Cornel Leukemia and join or contribute to the Leukemia Fighters group you will find on their website. You can also join their Facebook page. There is a tremendous need to find exact matches for stem cell/bone marrow. If you would like to make a difference in someone’s survival please go to Be The Match and find out how you can be a donor. 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. God’s got this! Until next time… Kassie” Soaps.com’s best wishes go out to DePaiva and some of her co-workers and friends have voiced their thoughts on this talented actress’s strength, sending her prayers:
It’s been so difficult seeing @kassiedepaiva (my 2nd Mama) fight this tough battle of hers, but we couldn’t be more proud of her strength! Her optimism defeats ANY obstacle! We ask for as much love, and prayers as possible for her and for everyone fighting Leukemia/Cancer.?❤️ Love you so much Kass!
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— Eddie Alderson (@Eddie_Alderson) August 25, 2016
— Vincent Irizarry (@VincentIrizarry) August 25, 2016
Today is #WorldCancerDay and I’m grateful I can say I am cancer free. To all of you who battle cancer…fight on! Trust the journey!
— Kassie DePaiva (@KassieDePaiva) February 4, 2017
Photo credit: Jill Johnson/JPI
– Christine Fix