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The icon’s inspirational words hit home with Donna Scalise, who showed up in her “damn mask” ready to fight.

Eric Braeden came out swinging on social media in support of a “friend and fan of the show” who is facing a PET scan to “diagnose the state of her cancer.” His message to the Young & Restless viewer was bound to buoy her spirits and bring a little smile to her face, as the sentiment sounded like it was coming directly from Genoa City’s Victor Newman.

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Braeden shared a photo of Donna Scalise and her husband Pete in his post and noted he “had his fingers crossed” for a good outcome before instilling some of Victor’s fighting spirit with his next words: “Fight those cancer cells, Donna! To hell with them!”

Donna was indeed inspired by the Young & Restless icon’s words and assured Braeden in her thankful response, “I’m fighting this damn cancer with all I have!” She shared a photo of herself wearing her Victor Newman face mask and added, “That’s why I wear my damn mask in scans.”

Many Young & Restless fans chimed in with prayers and words of support for Scalise on Twitter, and we here at Soaps are sending our love, best wishes and positive vibes her way as well. You’ve got this!

In case you missed it, watch Eric Braeden deliver an incredible monologue in one of several behind-the-scenes clips shared by Amelia Heinle (Victoria), taken during the filming of the Ashland and Victoria wedding.

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