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Legendary quarterback visits ECMC and gives special pep talk to cancer patents

Jim Kelly visits cancer patients at ECMC
Posted at 1:52 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 13:52:38-04

You may want to have a tissue handy after watching this video.

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly made an emotional trip to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) to visit cancer patients. 

The Buffalo Bills posted the video onto their twitter account. Patients at the hospital were even excited, some even teared-up when the Hall of Fame quarterback arrived. 

While visiting ECMC, Kelly told patients to, "never give up and keep fighting until the end."

Kelly first underwent surgery in 2013 to remove squamous cell carcinoma in his jaw. He was treated at the hospital in Buffalo. 

The former Bills quarterback announced his oral cancer had returned back in March. He later had surgery on his neck and mouth and underwent surgery again in New York City.

MRI scans in July showed Kelly was cancer-free, the same month he received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2018 ESPYS.

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