Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly responds to a question at a press conference in Batavia, N.Y. , Monday June 3, 2013. Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
Jim Kelly Doing OK Says Wife
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wife of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says Buffalo's most famous #12 is doing ok as he continues his recovery from cancer surgery last week.
"It's a road we're thankful he's on," says Kelly's wife Jill, who spoke with WGR SportsRadio 550 as the Hunter's Hope Auction continues. "It's a road of healing, and one day at a time, one minute at a time, and ultimately one prayer at a time."
Jill Kelly says it's a time of adjustments for her husband. "This is a hard time for him, and he's getting accustomed to what has taken place. There are a lot of changes that have to happen, tests we're still waiting results of," explains Jill.
Kelly says cancer recovery is a road, not a momentary thing. "We're very hopeful, and Jim is incredibly tough and got excellent care at ECMC, where he was a very good patient," says Jill.