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Jim Kelly Announces his Cancer has Returned

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We are sad to report that Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback, Jim Kelly’s cancer has returned.

The beloved Buffalo sports icon issued this statement,

“As our family has faced many trials and triumphs throughout the years, you have blessed us with your prayers. We are asking for those prayers once again.
The oral cancer we hoped would be gone forever has returned. Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me. I continuously talk about the four F’s. Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying “Kelly Tough” and trusting God, will carry us through this difficult time.”

And from his wife, Jill.

“The cancer is back.

We are shocked, heartbroken, sad, angry, confused, and just darn tired. Yet, despite how we feel, we KNOW that God is a promise maker and keeper.
He is who He says He is!
He can do what He says He can do!
We don’t have to understand His ways to trust His heart.
The battle is HIS. (Exodus 14:14)

We need you…
In addition to our faith, family, and friends…we really need you and your prayer warrior friends to pray. We’re all in this together. THANK YOU!

The more life and heartbreak I experience, the more I realize that this is not the end of the story.
Life is temporary. And short.”
But eternity…is FOREVER.
Because we know that our eternity is secure in Christ, we can trust God with every breath upon this earth.”

The entire community embraced Kelly and his family during his previous fight against the disease, and will no doubt support him once again.


We are sending thoughts and prayers to Jim and his family.


As Expected – Twitter reacts with LOVE and SUPPORT to news of Jim Kelly after word his cancer has returned


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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

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