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Jim Kelly announces he is cancer free and will not need chemo or radiation

Apr 26, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills first round draft pick quarterback E.J. Manuel and former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly at the press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly underwent surgery to remove part of his jaw to remove the cancer that was found in there. Monday, Kelly met with the media and shared that his surgery was a success, They removed all of the cancer and he will not need chemotherapy or radiation to treat the area.

Kelly was very thankful for the support around the community and for all the prayers that he received.

“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.” – via Pro Football Talk:

Good to hear that Kelly is doing well.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Cancer, Jim Kelly

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