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57 August 25th, 2016 Kassie DePaiva Discloses Her Battle With Leukemia

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On Thursday on her website, Kassie DePaiva revealed some personal news that we are sure was heartbreaking to her Days of our Lives and One Life to Live fans.

Kassie, who had returned to work at DAYS as Eve Donovan for a second go-round, disclosed that she has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital.  The Daytime Emmy-nominated actress though relates that she will continue treatment for the next 3 months, but that her prognosis is a good one.

In her blog post Kassie shared the following: “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 you thoughts and prayers.”

Send you well-wishes to Kassie here as she continues treatment and her fight over Leukemia in the comment section below!

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  1. Monica says:

    Oh no! Best of luck to her in her treatment. :(

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  2. Iakovos says:

    We fans of Ms. DePaiva appreciate all she has shared with us in storytelling and song these many years. We return the favor with prayers and best wishes. How wonderful to hear the prognosis is good.

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  3. Bonnie crozier says:

    Sending you love and healing wishes from Canada…….

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    Ricardo replied

    Get well Kassie, we all love you very much. I live in Vancouver BC, Canada.

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    Ghlover replied

    Same here ! Sending love and prayers from Montreal

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  4. Jay Keaveny says:

    I am a cancer survivor. So I have an idea of what this must have been like for you. You have a very positive attitude which makes a big difference. I have been cancer free since 1987. If I can beat it, so can you! And you will!

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  5. 4ever DAYS says:

    Get well soon, Kassie, and hurry back to DAYS!

    This is sad and happy news on a couple levels. It’s sad because she’s battling cancer, but happy news because it seems very treatable and she has a good outlook!

    Also, through Kassie’s statement, it seems that her Eve visit is more than a short stint or it could be a short visit followed by a longer stay and she is looking forward to an even longer time at DAYS.

    Eve is needed, and Kassie needs to be the one playing her. Hopefully, DAYS can write around Kassie’s absence and wait for her to be strong enough to return.

    Don’t recast Eve, DAYS!

    All my prayers to you, Kassie. You can win this battle and the fans will receive a bonus by seeing more great performances from you!

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  6. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Prayers and thoughts with her…

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  7. Judith Sekscenski says:

    Kassie, loads of love and prayers coming your way. Always enjoyed your portrayal of Blair Cramer on OLTL and happy you have a new home at Days.
    I know you’ll be back doing what you love in a short time. Take care.

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  8. Ellen Edvardsen says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers for your recovery. I’m a longtime fan and look forward to your return to daytime.

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  9. Aria says:

    Nothing but positive thoughts and prayers and you will get better God bless.!

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  10. Mo says:

    I wish her well. I’m sad to hear this.

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  11. Debbie Harris says:

    I was so sorry to read that you are sick Kassie. I have been a fan of yours since you started on OLTL many years ago. I just watched you on Michelle Stafford’s online show yesterday and enjoyed it so much. You have always been so down to earth and real. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you battle this disease. Love you Kassie and can’t wait to see you up and well again real soon!

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  12. Celia says:

    Oh, my Lord. That is such devastating news. I love you, Kassie. Have faith, dear lady; for yourself and your family.
    My heart and prayers are with you. All the best!!

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  13. Patrick says:

    Weep openly time

    the one thing about tuning in to this blog… takes me by surprise and turn

    Kassie DePaiva: my leading lady

    praise the lord that the world of medicine continues to make inroads and “treat”

    take care

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  14. dmr says:

    Always a class act. Wishing her a full recovery!

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  15. Michelle says:

    I’m praying for a complete healing for you Kassie. I think you will be just fine.

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  16. John Gordon says:

    I enjoyed her on Days of our Lives as Eve and the scenes between her and her daughter Paige were interesting. Certainly better than what is currently going on, which has been a bit on the dull side of DOOL.
    I wish her a speedy recovery and I am hopeful for her that her treatment time is
    not too difficult a process.

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  17. Llanviewer717 says:

    This is shocking news. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kassie and I know you will beat this. You are loved, not only by your beautiful husband and family; but, also by millions of devoted fans from your wonderful career. God bless you always.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Kassie is on toDAYS episode!

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  18. John says:

    Kassie I am praying for you, you are a class act. I loved you on OLTL as Blair Kramer and as Eve Donovan on Days Of Our Lives. You are a terrific lady Kassie.

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  19. Vicki says:

    Sending healing thoughts and prayers, Kassie!

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  20. sheryl says:

    So sorry to hear about your illness ,we are sending prayers ,love and hugs. to a speedy recovery.

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  21. Jamesj75 says:

    Kassie DePaiva, we will indeed keep you in our thoughts and prayers…

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…ABSOLUTELY!!!!! I know that I will. Yes.

    As always, Peace, Brother.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Brother, you have made my day!! Thank you for that. You know how much I appreciate you and admire you as well…

    With regard to Kassie DePaiva, the situation she faces is what is truly important. Similar to the shocking death of Nathaniel Marston, we all must realize that everyday is a gift and we shouldn’t take anyone for granted. Soap opera storylines, our favorite characters, our despised storylines, none of that matters. What truly matters is real life struggles and triumphs, how we treat and love one another.

    Take care, Friend!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Today the role of Captain Obvious is being played by Jamesj75…

    The support here is overwhelmingly heartwarming. It’s nice to see a thread where everyone is in agreement, one that brings out the best in everyone… All these positive thoughts, energies, and prayers are embracing you, Kassie DePaiva…

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey James…’Captain Obvious’…GOOD ONE…LOL!!!!! But, in all seriousness, though, James…I should have told you this A LOT SOONER: Brother…you are A TRUE AND REAL GENTLEMAN!!!!! I just wanted you to know that.

    Later, Brother.

  22. Claudio says:

    Wow this is shocking news,. Very upset and I will pray for you Kassie Depaiva. Get well and hopefuIly you come back to Daytime.

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  23. mark says:

    I just love you Kassie ever since Guiding Light!!!! Will pray pray pray many rosaries for you!!!

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  24. JK says:

    YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS….I LOVE YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS YOU WILL BEAT THIS THING…

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  25. rose says:

    Wishing Kassie a complete recovery. I’m sure her positive attitude and the support of her family and friends will really help.

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  26. Belle says:

    In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

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  27. Michelle says:

    Wishing Kassie a full recovery. Stay strong and we look forward to seeing Eve very soon. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  28. Rj says:

    Wishing Kassie a complete recovery and healing! We are all pulling for you! We need you on Days to spice all up and keep us wanting more! You are one dynamic lady!

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  29. davlestev1 says:

    Glad to hear the prognosis is good though it still must be scary…but with prayer warriors all things are possible..here’s to continued good health Mz.Depaiva.

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  30. Diana says:

    Thoughts & prayers to the beautiful talent that is Kassie Depaiva. I enjoyed so many years watching OLTL and Blair was always my favorite! So many people we love had or have cancer and love, prayers & support are truly the best medicines. My father recovered from colon cancer (very severe) so I know it’s difficult. Fight your cancer and get back to enjoying life, God Bless***

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    davlestev1 replied

    Glad for your dad Diana this is a post that’s very reassuring to people…down but by no means out..thank you

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  31. Boes says:

    Love this woman, just love her. She brings a light to everything she does.

    I so hope she’ll be okay.

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  32. Kyle says:

    Get well soon! Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. It’s true your fans adore you for your talent, but we adore you more so because you are such a bright spirit and a class act. Salem needs some butt kicking like only Eve can do!

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  33. Lew S. says:

    Kassie, You are in my prayers and God bless. A true class act.

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  34. Tivette says:

    Praying for your great and speedy remission and recovery, and waiting with baited breath for Eve’ s return, too!

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  35. Phil says:

    Prayers, side note question… is the return as Eve a permanent return?

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  36. Rebecca1 says:

    Kassie…may your heart and spirit be strengthened by all the warm wishes and may you find an escapism during this difficult time as wonderful as the one you provide through your fantastic portrayals on soaps. Wishing you the best…

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  37. K. Ross says:

    As a cancer survivor all my thoughts and prayers are with you for a quick recovery.
    Glad to hear your prognosis is good.

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  38. Linda says:

    I hope you recover soon and am back to work in Salem. I really miss Blair/OLTL. You’re a terrific actress and singer. Stay strong and hope to see you back soon.

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  39. jaybird369 says:

    Kassie…there are A LOT of people who love you and care about you…and that also includes A LOT of people here on this site (myself included)!!!!! KEEP FIGHTING, KASSIE!!!!! I firmly believe that you will beat this. STAY STRONG, KASSIE!!!!!

    Peace.

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  40. Barbara says:

    Your Union County friends are praying for you!Hoping our home town girl is feeling better soon.

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  41. xmascarol says:

    I hope that you feel better soon.I will pray for you.A fan from CT May God Bless You.Just know we are all thinking about you.Love,Carol Oh here is a hug for you.Hug.

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  42. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Goodness, this is a shocker, and not in a good way at all. As devastating as it is to me that this is happening to someone I consider one of soaps’ great treasures, I’m glad to hear the prognosis is good and glad that she sounds so optimistic. Sending out all the positive energy I can.

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  43. Brian says:

    Get well will you , your too precious a person ,actress to think otherwise

    Love
    Brian, gail, reba

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  44. Dmitri says:

    I have really missed Eve (shockingly, as I loathed her at first), and look forward to her return. I hope it’s permanent.

    Kassie DePaiva is a beautiful and talented actress. I wish her a speedy recovery and all the best.

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  45. xmascarol says:

    Holy Cow,Cassie is back on Days today wow.I got my wish.It is about time Days did the right thing.They should have never let her go in the first place.Good maybe now the show will liven up again.She looks good.My thoughts and prayers are with Cassie oh by the way so good to have you back.You were missed.

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  46. Patty Smith says:

    Wow, God Bless you Kassie!! You have been one of my favorite actresses since you first walked on as Blayre Kramer… You are such a Beautiful soul and your faith will see ya thru!! You and your family will be in my prayers, you all are already in my heart

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  47. Katzie says:

    Your amazing attitude and acceptance of your family/friends/fans’ prayers and well wishes for your, Kassie,will help get you through this. God Bless You.’

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  48. Diane Dalrymple says:

    Dear Kassie, I have been aOLTL fan forever and loved you on that soap. I actually met you and your husband when you were singing at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in N.J. years ago. You have a beautiful voice and I know that the Lord that gave you that voice will be at your side during this time. I wish you all of God’s blessings and hope you get better soon. Your loving fan, Diane

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  49. Cathy says:

    Fight like a girl Kassie! Remember, you have cancer but it doesn’t have you.

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