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Jim Kelly: Not enough words to describe what fan support meant

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Sunday’s report that former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly does not need chemotherapy or radiation to further treat the cancer found in his jaw that led to surgery to remove part of the jaw earlier this month has been confirmed by Kelly himself.

Kelly met the media Monday at the opening of his football camp and said that doctors have told him that the surgery was a success in terms of removing all traces of cancer. Kelly will continue to be monitored every couple of months to guard against a recurrence, but, for now, he’s got a clean bill of health. Kelly said that the support of the Buffalo community meant a lot to him.

“I want to thank personally everybody from this area,” said Kelly, via the team’s website. “This community has rallied around me when I played for the Bills, when my son Hunter was diagnosed [with Krabbe disease, which took Hunter's life in 2005] and of course my latest setback with cancer.┬áThe community’s prayers there are not enough words to describe the feeling in my heart and my family’s heart how much it means to me to have people take the time to email me, write me hundreds and hundreds of letters. Those prayers have been answered because of the things that I don’t have to do now.”

It’s very good news about Kelly and hopefully future scans will return more of it in the future.

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11 Responses to “Jim Kelly: Not enough words to describe what fan support meant”
  1. billsfan1 says: Jun 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    Stay healthy Jimbo. You know that we all support you in Buffalo, and Id like to think football fans around this country too…

  2. whatnojets says: Jun 24, 2013 11:37 AM

    Thanks Tim, you did a great job!

  3. reeggss says: Jun 24, 2013 11:49 AM

    We are all pulling for ya, keep fighting

  4. corkspop says: Jun 24, 2013 11:52 AM

    Jim Kelly is just plain TOUGH! I’m glad to hear that he seems to have kicked the ass of another opponent. Way to go, JIm!

  5. nesuperfan says: Jun 24, 2013 12:07 PM

    I am not a Bills’ fan, but how can you not want him to get better? That is common human decency, and he seems like a decent guy himself. Stay healthy Jim.

  6. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Jun 24, 2013 12:28 PM

    Not a Bills fan but love this guy and always have. Still can’t believe they shot themselves in the foot so many times in the SB, talk about a guy that deserved a ring and way less of an narcissus than Marino. Wishing him a quick and effective recovery. There were some real hardcore qb’s of that 80s – early 90s era, Phil Sims could BP 400+ lbs for God’s sake.

  7. logicailvoicesays says: Jun 24, 2013 12:37 PM

    I salute this worthy Redskins opponent and wish him good health.

  8. damnskins703 says: Jun 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    Redskins Nation wishes you nothing but the best Jim.

  9. SAV says: Jun 24, 2013 1:35 PM

    Ravens Nation loves and respects Jim Kelly

  10. punish22 says: Jun 24, 2013 1:50 PM

    Dolphans wish you the best! Marino and Kelly had some awesome games together…..that was some sweet football in those days! just sayin’.

  11. catquick says: Jun 24, 2013 3:28 PM

    Good. Sometimes I think chemo does more damage than the cancer itself. Glad he’s clear.

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