Photo: Jill Kelly Instagram

Jim Kelly slowly but surely recovering in NYC

Communicating via white board

April 02, 2018 - 5:46 am

New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - Slowly but surely Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly is reocvering following extensive cancer and reconstructive jaw surgery in New York City.  On Easter Sunday, Jill Kelly posted a vide on Instagram showing Kelly communicating via a white board.

Happy Easter from the Kelly Family! “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he is risen!” Luke 24:5-6 And because Jesus did what He said He would do... We have immeasurable HOPE in this life and for all eternity! “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” HE IS RISEN! Hallelujah! Glory to GOD!

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Earlier, Jill Kelly posted the following on her Instagram account:

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 femur 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.

Kelly, who announced the return of his cancer in early March, underwent an extensive cancer and reconstructive surgery last week that lasted twelve hours. 

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