Jim Kelly battling cancer of the jaw
23 August, 2013 at 3:17 am in Rent/Hire
Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma, but he has recently undergone tests to show that the cancer is isolated in his jaw and has not spread to other parts of his body.
"The past couple of weeks have been difficult for me," Kelly said. "Because of the nature of social media, I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health."
The announcement was made Monday morning, just before the start of the quarterback's Kelly For Kids charitable foundation's annual celebrity golf tournament.
"Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good," he said.
Kelly spent 11 seasons with the www.footballpatriotsprostore.com/WOMENS-SHANE-VEREEN-JERSEY.html Bills before retiring following the 1996 campaign. He still holds nearly every significant career franchise passing record 35,467 yards, 237 touchdowns and 26 300yard games.
"The first thought is you say a prayer that everything works out OK," said Bill Polian, former general manager of the Bills. "Secondly, he didn't earn a reputation as the toughest guy ever to Shane Vereen Jersey play quarterback for no reason at all. So if anybody can overcome this, Jim can. He takes challenges head on."
Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
"I am extremely confident in my road to recovery," Kelly said. "I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kellys always do, with toughness perseverance and faith."
Jill Kelly noted the cancellation with a post on her Twitter account on Friday in responding to a person disappointed the quarterback won't be attending the banquet. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address.