Jim Kelly can’t speak after surgery, but shared his Easter message

Erin Kelly-Bean on Instagram

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly remains in intensive care after surgery to remove the cancer that is growing in his jaw, but he still took time to send Easter greetings to his well-wishers.

Kelly’s daughter, Erin Kelly-Bean, posted on Instagram a picture of the wipe board Kelly is writing on to communicate.

“Happy Easter to everyone,” Kelly wrote. “Thanks for the prayers. Love you all.”

Kelly’s wife, Jill Kelly, wrote on Instagram that seeing her husband robbed of his ability to speak has been painful.

“Better than yesterday, but a lot more healing needed,” she wrote. “The doctors told us what to expect, but nothing could have prepared us. It wasn’t only the cancerous tumor and lymph nodes that had to be removed. Jim’s entire upper jaw has been reconstructed (using his left femur bone, etc.) due to radiation damage from his previous cancer treatment. He can’t talk. But he can write. Thank God for wipe boards. Watching Jim go through this is far more difficult than I can describe.”

Kelly is expected to remain hospitalized for two more weeks.

38 responses to “Jim Kelly can’t speak after surgery, but shared his Easter message

  1. Get well soon, cancer is a true scourge and I wish the NFL poured its money into fighting it instead of social justice garbage invented by bored sociology majors on Twitter.

  2. Jim Kelly blessed us with his LB mentality abilities to play QB & inspired us Buffalonians to Billieve. Our prayers and love will always be sent his way, all the best !!

  3. Prayers are with him and his family. I can’t believe some actually gave thumbs down on this. Just shows me how mentally deficient a part of our population is. For this that did thumbs down remember. SMH

  4. I like to think that nobody has actually “thumb downed” any of these well wishing comments to Kelly. I know from experience on a phone, which many people use to access this site, the combination of a small screen and the resulting really, really small icons often results in a “thumbs down” when you meant a “thumbs up.”

    I like to think that, anyway.

    (If you are giving a thumbs down on these posts, you should at least have the guts to post why.)

  5. So many young men think Smokeless Tobacco is “Safe,” It isn’t! These guys get hooked when they are in their teens and have a Young mans sense of indestructibility, when they finally realize the danger it is too late for many to quit. I KNOW, My own son finally broke that addiction but it took him into his 30’s to do it!
    Good luck Jim, you are a hell of a Fighter!! God Bless.

  6. pftoutcast says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Who are these POS alleged human beings that are down voting the comments?
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    Trolls hiding behind the anonymous nature of this board. They’re probably not smart enough to realize that what goes around tends to come around. I’d be careful if I were them.

  7. elvoid says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I like to think that nobody has actually “thumb downed” any of these well wishing comments to Kelly. I know from experience on a phone, which many people use to access this site, the combination of a small screen and the resulting really, really small icons often results in a “thumbs down” when you meant a “thumbs up.”

    I like to think that, anyway.

    (If you are giving a thumbs down on these posts, you should at least have the guts to post why.)
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    That might explain a few of them but probably not as many as half of what we’re seeing.

  8. It doesn’t matter who you support or folllow. This guy is a class act both on and off the field and we should all be hoping and praying Jim makes a full recovery. I know I am.

  9. Jim Kelly will always be a model of what a gentleman truly is. Professionally and as a person, he is one great human being. I’m no Bills fan, but few men in his position would be so humble. I wish him a speedy recovery!

  10. Get well soon, cancer is a true scourge and I wish the NFL poured any money into fighting it along with greater efforts to improve social justice.

  11. What kind of low class scum would “hands down” a comment wishing the best Jim and his family. They shouldn’t allow people to even do that with topics such as this. The man is fighting for his life. Drop dead trolls. To Jim and his family I pray all goes well.

  12. Jim, I am adding you to my daily prayer list, as I have many friends and relatives that I lift them up to the Lord for healing every day. God bless you and your family.God loves you – He always has- and he always will!

  13. Never met him but he seems like a class act, good family man and high character guy. I hope he has a good recovery and my thoughts to Jim and his family

  14. Jim,……. sorry if there was a God he wouldnt have put you through this pain! Hopefully, your spirit and fight will pull you through but lets be clear this has nothing to do with the fairytale!

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