(August 25, 2016) 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.
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 Cornellleukemia.com 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 BeTheMatch.org 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!