Jim Kelly

Jim and Jill Kelly
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WBEN Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 5:13 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Saturday night, local legend and Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly endorsed a candidate for NY27, and he even addressed his comments to President Trump. President @realdonaldtrump my wife, Jill and I are supporting @BethforCongress for our district #NY27 Our daughters...
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Photo of Hunter James Kelly at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - More than $2 million of federal funding was allocated towards research for krabbe disease at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the University at Buffalo. Congressman Brian Higgins made the announcement Monday at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Rep. Brian...
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Tom Puckett
January 18, 2019 - 2:20 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says his MRI results show he has a clean bill of health, after his most recent bout with cancer. On Instagram, Jill Kelly says "We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI...CLEAN! Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual...
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October 29, 2018 - 10:48 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Thurman Thomas recalled a phone call he received a couple weeks ago from former Buffalo Bills teammate Bruce Smith. "Do yo know what it means to have your jersey retired?" Smith asked Thomas. "Do you realize the importance?" "I do now," Thomas told to a...
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Tom Puckett
September 06, 2018 - 3:40 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) It's another successful surgery for Jim Kelly, after another surgery to remove oral cancer. “Mr. Kelly underwent a successful restorative procedure to establish a functional denture fixed to his reconstructed upper jaw,”says Mark Urken, MD, Head and Neck Surgeon at Mount Sinai...
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Tom Puckett
July 25, 2018 - 12:48 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Some more good news for Bills hall of fame quarterback Jim Kelly. On Instagram, Kelly's wife Jill says MRI and CT scans turned up clear, a follow up to Kelly's recent treatment for oral cancer. "Still working through major pain management, but PRAISE THE LORD, no evidence of...
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Tom Puckett
June 22, 2018 - 12:26 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is out of the hospital after another round of surgery following a recurrence of oral cancer. “Mr. Kelly left the hospital after this second stage procedure to help restore his dentition to the reconstructed upper jaw,” says Dr. Mark Urken, Head...
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Tom Puckett
June 21, 2018 - 3:33 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is out of surgery. His wife Jill says while he's in pain, everything went well Thursday. Never stop holding hands. In sickness and in health. Out of surgery and in recovery. Still in a lot of pain, but everything went well. Thank GOD! No teeth...
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Tom Puckett
June 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
Batavia, NY (WBEN) As teammates and friends gathered for Jim Kelly's annual golf tournament Monday, they had nothing but praise for the Hall of Fame quarterback in his battle with cancer. "You can see he's a little heartbroken," says Thurman Thomas. "Having friends around is always good, we tell...
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June 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he's going to receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer. Kelly says cable network officials informed him about 10 days ago that he will receive...
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