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On World Cancer Day: Kassie DePaiva Reveals She Is Cancer Free; Kristen Alderson Shares Heartfelt Message On Her Brother Eddie

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Saturday is World Cancer Day, and on this day when all of us can join forces to make a difference in the battle against this disease, but two soap stars shared some personal news and messages that will mean so much to their colleagues and their legions of fans.

First, the beloved Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair, OLTL and Eve, DAYS) took to Twitter to share some wonderful news: “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!”Β  DePaiva had revealed back in August 2016Β  on her website that she has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Second, Kristen Alderson, (who played Kassie’s daughter Starr Manning on OLT:, before moving over to GH to eventually become the role of Kiki) shared how proud she was of her brother Eddie Alderson (Ex-Matthew, OLTL) who has been undergoing chemo for Hodgkins Lymphoma via her Instagram account.

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On World Cancer Day Kristen expressed: “On November 11th my family and I heard the word no one ever wants to hear. I always had great compassion when I heard that someone was suffering with Cancer, but you truly don’t know the feeling until it hits you or your family. Being with my brother @eddiealderson every step through his journey has been and continues to be the biggest honor. I have learned sooo much. It has been the most terrifying, yet insanely inspiring experience we’ve ever faced. My prayers, love, sympathy, amazement, and awe goes out to anyone that has or has ever had cancer or has a loved one with cancer. We are all in this together.”

Please send your well-wishes to Kassie, and Kristen and Eddie in the comment section below!

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  1. Tina F. Gray

    February 4, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Oh Kassie!!!! So relieved about you! Been wondering. And Eddie……… I think of you often and hope that you are going through this easily. I hope it will be over soon with the greatest outcome – CURED!!!!

  2. P. McMahon

    February 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I was a fan of Kassie and the Aldersons all the years they performed on OLTL, but now I admire them for their courage and strength in the face of cancer! You are all awesome!

  3. Karen Rosen

    February 4, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Kassie I am soooooooooooo happy for you.
    Eddie keep fightng !

  4. Lauren

    February 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Wonderful news for Kassie and prayers and good energy sent out to Eddie and actually anyone and everyone having or knowing someone w/this disease

    • Iakovos

      February 6, 2017 at 8:02 am


  5. Lucycohengasparian

    February 4, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Hello. My prayers are with eddie. May the lord jesus heal him. I myself am a cancer survivor. I had ovarian cancer and uterian cancer. I thank God everyday of my life for giving me my health back. Im.very greatfull. As for kassie im so happy for her . may the Lord Jesus bless her and family and also kristen and her family.

  6. Patrick

    February 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    My Lady is forevermore afire

    @Ron Carlivati… Ms. Kassie DePaiva is ready to return

    let’s see the Donovan Woman return in full force

    God Bless

    • MARY E

      February 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      yesss blair and the original kiki are needed!! and aunt vicki and dorian!! ! glad to hear Kassie is fine and always best wishe
      s for Eddie!!

  7. Ray

    February 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Attention Days of our Lives and General Hospital: Bring her back as Eve or Blair.

  8. Nicole

    February 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Being a cancer survivor this all hits home for me. My prayers and love to all

  9. Catherine Climpson

    February 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Dear Kassie,

    I am so happy to hear the news that you are Cancer free!!!! Thank God and God bless you; that is the best news that I have heard this year. Thank God; you must have great faith to go through this and come out Cancer free!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I am hoping to see you back on T.V. soon; maybe you can come to General Hospital.

    Take good care,


    Catherine Climpson

  10. Catherine Climpson

    February 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Dear Eddie,

    I just want you to know that I am praying for God to heal you completely. You are young and strong and I am sure that you will be healed. I loved you on One Life to Live, and hope to see you on another soap; maybe General Hospital.

    Take good care,

    God bless you,

    Catherine Climpson

  11. Joe McGlinchey

    February 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Kassie:

    This is such tremendous news..i have been praying and wish you all the best to you and Eddie too. ..He may have a long journey but he has family and you PLUS so many gans.praying.for him too. Just like we were for you. I have M.S. and believe me having friends and family truly does help a lot.

  12. Llanviewer717

    February 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations Kassie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you and your beautiful family would make it through. As always, you remain in my prayers.

    After watching Kristen and Eddie grow up before our eyes on One Life to Live, I feel like you are my children. Constant prayers and healing energy go out to you Eddie. Stay strong. You too will beat this.

  13. Rose

    February 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Cassie you’ve always been one of my favorites. I am so happy for that you have been able to work your way back to good health. On a personal note you good news means even more to me today. I have been out of commission with some rare, exotic ailment that just popped up a couple of weeks ago. It been emergency to a current hospital stay. Having no tv or iPad (until) yesterday to hear the news let me think a lot. Only thing I want to say on this story (and I’m sure Cassie and Kristin would agree), thank our lucky stars for the angels in the health care system that get us through these things from doctors, nurses to cleaning staff…of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

    On another note, everyone deserves being able to get decent health care, and curses on those who are fighting it. And those worried about “the others” should understand many are making great contributions to the UNITED States, not just a nation some seem to want to be one tribe.

    • Rose

      February 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      PS…should have said “decent, affordable healthcare.”

  14. Linda

    February 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    My best wishes for both of these fine actors. I didnt know about their illnesses. God Bless!

  15. patti

    February 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    my ❀ n support n

  16. Anne Jones

    February 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I am so thankful that Kassie is cancer free. I was surprised to read about Eddie, he is so young. I was 35 when I had kidney cancer and I remember nurses, etc. saying that same thing to me, that I was so young. I guess it is good to remember that cancer can hit you at any age. What a wonderful sister you are, Kristen to your brother! Miss seeing all of you! Am still upset every time I see “The Talk” come on ABC at 2:00 p.m. I just have to turn the tv off! God Bless you all!

  17. Tomas Torquemada

    February 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    My ten year anniversary of being cancer free is less than a month away. I think it was harder on my family then it was on me.

    To all who are healing and their families and loved ones, I wish you a speedy and full recovery.

  18. Janet

    February 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This is such great news to hear about Cassie. I was just looking her up yesterday and hoping to hear something about how she was doing. Sending prayers for continued success. Also sending Eddie prayers to beat this and have strength.

  19. Shari

    February 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    God Bless Kassie, I am so happy for you. Prayers for Eddie

  20. Robin From East Tennessee

    February 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Much Love to you Kassie, and to Eddie! Great news! Cancer has hit my family hard, lost many loved ones to that beast. Keep on Rockin’ and get well soon Eddie Alderson! Love to you all!

  21. Sally

    February 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Dear Eddie, Kristen. Eddie I know that you can beat this awful disease. I say that only because I’ve had two different kinds of cancer and with the grace of God I’m hear on this side of the grass. You are many yrs younger than me. I will pray for you . God Bless and i’d love to hear about your progress.

  22. Muriel

    February 5, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I am so happy to hear you are now cancer free Cassie. I am praying for you Eddie to also win your battle of cancer.

  23. Lew S.

    February 5, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Congratulations Kassie DePaiva! This is excellent news, after losing a sister to the dreaded disease two months ago. Early detection is so important.

  24. Lindley Pablo

    February 5, 2017 at 5:16 am

    My uncle had leukemia in 1996 and was the only guy out of 4 other guys who survived his bone marrow transplant. On December 9, 2009 my Uncle Chris lost his battle with oral cancer. He had Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

  25. Lisa Z

    February 5, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Great news, Kassie! Eddie, I hope you beat cancer very soon and I am so glad that you have such a caring sister to support you. Eddie, I especially loved the Thanksgiving OLTL episode that you narrated.

  26. boes

    February 5, 2017 at 8:25 am

    That’s wonderful, wonderful news for the terrific KdP – such a class act, always. And the same for Matthew Alderson, my heartfelt wishes that everything turns out okay for him.

    Wonderful folks, all around.

  27. Susan Aderhold

    February 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I’m thrilled that you are cancer free, Kassie. You’ve been in my thoughts since I learned of your diaignosis. Would love to hear you sing in person again and definitely on TV!

  28. Susan Aderhold

    February 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Wishing the best for you, Eddie.

    • Denise

      February 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      All the best. Wishing the best for all in their fight against this deadly disease. Keep the faith.

  29. PF

    February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Great news about Kassie (and I’m wishing Eddie Alderson all the best for his recovery). I hope that one of the first things Ron does as DOOL’s new HW is bring her (and Eve) back to Salem.

  30. janet

    February 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    As all others have said. Only good thoughts and prayers go out to any and all who have or are battling cancer. We out here are wishing only the best for all of you. .keep fighting.

  31. dg

    February 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Well wishes are not enough for me. I am going to pray.
    Dear Lord Jesus we come before your courts with thanksgiving and praise.

    We lift up Eddie Alderson to you today. We know that your word says the very hairs on his head are numbered and known by you. We also know that you have known him before the foundation of the world.

    His cancer diagnosis was a shock to him and his family. But you know all things and you made a provision for him and the healing of his mortal physical body by the stripes beaten on your back before you made the long walk to Calvary’s cross where you gave your life for Eddie and us all.

    By your sovereign will and the authority of your name we ask that you would show Eddie your provision for his healing. We ask that your Holy Spirit would touch him from his flesh to the inner most core of his being. In the name of Jesus we take authority over the spirit of death which we call cancer. We know that all things are subject to your name and limitless authority. We command it to flee and for his health to be restored that he may give you the praise and glory to which you are entitled if it be your will Lord Jesus.
    By your spirit we ask that you bring comfort to his sister his parents his friends and his millions of fans as we keep vigil over him during this painful journey.
    We know that you are the comforter the prince of peace and the mighty God.
    Bring the peace that passes all understanding to Eddie and his loved ones today.

    In the eternally powerful limitlessly- loving and spotlessly righteous name of Jesus Christ the Lord of all we pray.Amen.

    God bless Eddie, his family and his fans!

  32. dg

    February 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    So glad Kassie is healthy. Believers out there please lets agree in prayer for Eddie. He is a very special guy. God bless him, his family and fans.

  33. Darlene Hoover

    February 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Keep the faith in God and the wonderful brilliant research ers that one day the word cancer will no longer exist, God bless all of you.

  34. Darlene Hoover

    February 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Prayers to all, God bless

  35. Susan from Brooklyn, n.y.

    February 6, 2017 at 5:10 am

    What can I say that hasn’t been said already. Prayers go out to all of you and your families. Stay strong and positive! !!!

  36. blake

    February 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wonderful news! When she feels up to it I hope to see her back on Days and/or GH again!

    And prayers to Matthew too!!!

  37. Celia

    February 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    So happy for you, Kassie…love you; miss you and God Bless.
    The same goes for you, Eddie. Stay strong!!!! Believe!!!!

  38. John Gordon

    February 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I am glad to hear she is doing better – treatments have improved dramatically over the years for this illness.

  39. GemmaG

    February 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    So happy to hear of Kassie’s good news! Today’s medicine is amazing! And to Eddie – Hang in there kiddo – you are young and strong and will be fine!

  40. xmascarol

    February 9, 2017 at 9:19 am

    God Bless you Cassie.I think of you all the time my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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