Jim Kelly, his family, friends and fans all received some great news on Wednesday: the former Buffalo Bills quarterback is said to be cancer free.
“The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly’s pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal. Further, on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer,” Dr. Peter Costantino, Executive Director of the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, said in a statement Wednesday.
Kelly was evaluated Tuesday, three months after completing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for his recurring sinus cancer.
Kelly’s wife Jill issued this statement on Twitter earlier on Wednesday.
“We have come away from our checkup visit in NYC encouraged and hopeful. Preliminary scan results have necessitated the need for biopsies to be done in order to confirm what we hope to be true…that the cancer has been eradicated. We will not know the outcome until this procedure is completed. And so… We continue to PRAY, rejoice, live…wait and trust GOD who holds ALL things together. God, who is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End and every moment in between. In the midst of it all, I know He’s got this. Thank you for praying! Thank you for holding us up during this time. We are so grateful for you! #prayersforjk #kellytough”