On Saturday night, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly attended the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden and fans in attendance gave the Pro Football Hall of Famer a standing ovation. Kelly was recently released from the hospital for the weekend.
It was a great moment that helped to lift Kelly’s spirits during a difficult time as he prepares for another battle with cancer.
Kelly is set to undergo chemotherapy treatments beginning on Monday, as doctors attempt to shrink the tumors that have been growing throughout his head.
“My big battle is Monday when I go in to start my radiation and chemo,” Kelly told MSG Network, via ESPN.com. “I hope when it’s all over they get everything, but right now we’re praying for a miracle.”
The good news for Kelly and those who are hoping for him to beat his next fight is that Dr. Peter Costantino believes the cancer can be cured.
“Kelly’s condition remains very treatable and potentially curable,” Costantino said in a statement earlier this week. “Even if chemotherapy and radiation are not successful in eradicating the cancer, his skull-base tumor remains operable.”
While we all send our best wishes and positive thoughts to Kelly, he is thankful and hopes that the NFL world continues to show their support.
“Just keep praying for me,” Kelly said. “I am going to need them.”
Get well, Jim.