Jim Kelly: Not enough words to describe what fan support meant
On Sunday, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced that he did not need chemotherapy to further treat the cancer in his jaw. Kelly had recently had part of his jaw removed in order to stop the cancer from spreading. Today, during the opening of his football camp, Kelly told the media doctors have told him the surgery on has jaw has removed all of the cancer and he is now cancer free. He added that he will be checked every few months to make sure the cancer has not returned.
While dealing with such a difficult disease, Kelly says the fans of the Buffalo Bills have been a huge support.
“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. The 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.”
As Kelly mentioned, this is not the first time the Buffalo Bills fans have offered their support to Kelly as he had to deal with his son’s illness.
As a Bills fan, it is great to see the fan base rally around one of the team’s greatest players.
Not only is Kelly one of the team’s all time greats, but he is still fighting to make sure the Bills stay in Buffalo.
Hopefully, the good news continues and Kelly will remain cancer free.