Jim Kelly (James Edward Kelly), a hall of fame quarterback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and in the USFL for the Houston Gamblers, is scheduled to commence his chemotherapy and radiation treatment today. The treatment is designed to treat the recurrence of cancer.
Kelly spoke honestly and in an interview with TheMMQB.com’s Peter King, revealing that he has been dealing with “massive headaches and migraines.” He then explains it is due to the “countless microscopic” tumors in his head.
It what is an ounce of good news, Dr Peter Costantino said Kelly’s condition is “very treatable and potentially curable.” I little bit of hope that Kelly might cling onto over these course of his grueling treatments.
In his interview with King he says,”If he’s saying it, I hope so, I just know there’s a lot of work to do, to shrink the cancer. I just pray it works. If you hear I’m about to have surgery, then you know it’s working. That’s the goal. But it won’t be an easy operation.”
Support is pouring in not only from his family who are with him at the New York-area hospital but from the public as well.
Kelly’s family have posted many photos of social media, inspiring words of love and well wishes across the country. People who have never met Kelly are even arriving at the hospital as well as longtime friends including former Bills running back and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas.
On CBS this morning, Kelly spoke on camera about his second battle with cancer and how appreciated he is for the support he has received.
“I’m very humbled that so many people took the time out to not only send me well wishes, but more importantly the prayers. That’s what’s going to get me through this. I have so many great people to thank but I’d be here all day. On behalf of my family, thank you so much and don’t stop those prayers.”