Jim Kelly's chemotherapy treatment postponed; get well card makes stops around Rochester

Updated: 03/31/2014 9:34 PM
Created: 03/31/2014 7:05 AM WHEC.com

Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly was supposed to begin chemotherapy for his cancer Monday, but it was postponed.  According to the family, it was postponed until next week Monday. The Buffalo News is saying he has a fever. Doctors were supposed to operate last week, but called it off, saying the cancer was in areas which are inoperable.

Kelly has allowed the world to witness his battle with spreading jaw cancer via social media, pictures and videos shared by his wife, Jill. On Monday, CBS This Morning spoke with those closest to Kelly and Jim shared a video, thanking everyone for the overwhelming love.

Jim Kelly said, "I'm very humbled that so many people took the time to send well wishes, but more importantly the prayers, that's what is going to get me thorough this. I have so many great people to thank, but I'd be here all day so on behalf of my family thank you so very much and don't stop those prayers."

Kelly did an interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King. The article was published Monday and it shed some light on the specifics of Kelly's cancer. There are microscopic tumors in the infraorbital nerve located in the front of the face.

In the article, Kelly said, “If you hear I’m about to have surgery, then you know it is working. That’s the goal, but it won't be an easy operation."


A get well card for the former Bills quarterback is making stops across Monroe County this week. News10NBC was included in the stops Monday afternoon. Area sports teams will also have the card available at their home games later this week.

If you can’t make it then, click here for a list of other times and locations.

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