Jim Kelly Continues to Make Progress After Surgery

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Jill Kelly, the wife of Jim Kelly, shared a photo of the Buffalo Bills legend recovering from surgery. In the Instagram photo, the couple were seen hugging. Last week, Kelly had surgery to remove cancer from his jaw.

Statement from Jim Kelly:

"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."

Day 6 ICU... Got some standing up, arms wrapped around, real hugs today. PROGRESS! Praise GOD! #KellyTough

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DAY 3...ICU Better than yesterday, but a lot more healing needed. The doctors told us what to expect, but nothing could have prepared us. It wasn’t only the cancerous tumor and lymph nodes that had to be removed... Jim’s entire upper jaw has been reconstructed (using his left fibula bone, etc.) due to radiation damage from his previous cancer treatment. He can’t talk... But he can write...THANK GOD for wipe boards. Watching Jim go through this is far more difficult than I can describe. But, like wipe board messages, we Praise God for everything. Every breath. Every tear. Every struggle. Every small step of victory. It’s all in His hands. Thank you for praying!

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Just arrived in NYC. Surgery tomorrow morning. Although this is overwhelming, we are comforted and strengthen by your love, support, and prayers. God is good...whether we walk through the valley or celebrate on the mountain top. He never changes! He is always faithful! Thank you for praying! We love and appreciate you! Exodus 14:14

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