Kassie DePaiva Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis
Kassie DePaiva (the most recent Eve Donovan) revealed on her personal website today that she’s been battling leukemia since earlier this summer. From her statement:
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 normally try to keep casting news hidden as I would with spoilers, but for anyone who’s seen the preview photo of Theresa in a wedding dress, it shouldn’t be a huge shock that DePaiva is set to reprise the role of Eve soon. What’s surprising about her statement — aside from the news about her health, obviously — is that it sounds like Eve’s return was planned as more of a permanent thing. Given how silly her firing seemed, what with Eve 2.0 finally hitting her stride last year following Paige’s death and Eduardo’s arrival, I’d say that’s a good thing.
She also sounds very optimistic about her prognosis and her chances of returning to work, which is great. She’s a mother, a wife, and a talented actress who’s given her all to more than her fair share of uneven writing in her three decades in daytime, so here’s hoping for the absolute best for her and her family.