Jim Kelly's Biopsies Show No Sign of Cancer - Kelly to Address Fans

September 4, 2014 Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT

By Adam Francis - Assignment Manager
By Ed Reilly

September 4, 2014 Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) Jim Kelly, Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer, has announced that his most recent round of biopsies show no signs of cancer.

“This is some of the greatest news I’ve ever gotten. It’s been a long road, and I’m still not back to one hundred percent, but I have a lot to be thankful for.", says Kelly.

Kelly's battle against cancer began in 2013 when he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. A portion of his jaw was removed.

The cancer reappeared in early 2014 leading to a round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in New York City and Buffalo.

“I am so thankful for the support and prayers of my family, my friends near and far, and everyone in Western New York and throughout the
country through my illness. I also want to thank the medical specialists who have done such amazing work,” Kelly continued. “Most of all, I want to thank God. Without my faith and God’s constant
presence, there would be no such thing as ‘Kelly Tough’.”

While he is still too sore from the biopsies to attend a Bills pep-rally Friday evening at Canalside, Kelly is planning to record a video that will be played thanking everyone for their support.

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