Jim Kelly’s latest cancer scan comes back clean
Buffalo Bills legend and 2002 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim Kelly received some great news this week as his latest cancer scan came back clean, as relayed by wife Jill in a post on Instagram.
“Thank YOU SO MUCH for praying and standing with us as we continue this journey … one day at a time, one prayer at a time,” Jill Kelly wrote. “It all sounds cliché, but it’s true.”
The Bills later shared the uplifting news via the team’s official Twitter account.
Jim Kelly's most recent scan has come back CLEAN! #KellyTough— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 23, 2019
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Jill Kelly, who has been chronicling her husband’s years-long battle with oral cancer on social media, also shared an earlier photo of the Bills icon in which she expresses her admiration for the way he has handled his cancer treatments.
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It’s scan day. Honestly, I don’t know how he does it. Not just the MRI’s and scans and the waiting and wondering and worrying…but the everyday stuff. The pain that never seems to go away. All the other issues that go along with having been through cancer treatments (if you know, you know). Just all of it. Yet, before they take him in, he’s talking to everyone and laughing and just being Jim. Always wanting to make someone else’s day better. I want to be more like that. No matter what the circumstances are. So here we are… As you have so many times for us in the past, will you pray? And if you’d like me to pray for you, let me know. I would be honored. I believe in the power of prayer, but especially in the One who knows exactly what we need at all times! He is faithful and so good! Romans 8:28 I’ll be sharing the outcome in my story as soon as we know the results. Thank you so much!
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 Bills icon then revealed in March of 2018 that his cancer had returned, having been discovered via biopsy after suffering severe pain in his jaw.
In the midst of his latest cancer treatments, Kelly delivered an inspiring and emotional speech after receiving Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYS last July.