Jim Kelly’s wife reveals fantastic news about husband on Instagram
Jim Kelly’s wife, Jill, took to Instagram to reveal encouraging news on her husband’s ongoing battle with oral cancer.
The NFL Hall of Famer learned Wednesday after undergoing some tests that scans performed by doctors in New York revealed no evidence of cancer.
Double thumbs up! MRI and CTScans are clear. Still working through major pain management, but PRAISE THE LORD, no evidence of cancer. And can I just say, Jim’s brothers are amazing! I’ve watched them stand with Jim in good times and bad. I’ve witnessed a love between siblings that is remarkable. What a blessing to be part of such an amazing family. Thank you Pat, Ray, Ed, Danny and Kevin for being an example of what a loving, devoted family should look like. Add your humor and faith to the mix and we have everything we need. Love you guys so much!
“Double thumbs up! MRI and CTScans are clear,” Jill Kelly wrote in part along a photo of her husband giving a thumbs up alongside his brother. “Still working through major pain management, but PRAISE THE LORD, no evidence of cancer.”
Surgeons at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 28 “successfully removed” cancer from Kelly’s upper jaw and lymph nodes in his neck. The procedure also included reconstruction of Kelly’s upper jaw. Kelly returned to New York again in June for an additional procedure.
Kelly then revealed last week at his football camp that a checkup had been scheduled after “something came up” amid continued treatment, which resulted in the scans revealing the absence of cancer.
Kelly originally revealed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw. On Aug. 20, 2014, Kelly was declared cancer-free. The Buffalo Bills icon then revealed in March that his cancer had returned, having been discovered via biopsy after suffering severe pain in his jaw.
The wonderful news in the wake of the scans comes a week after Kelly delivered an inspiring and emotional speech after receiving Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYS.