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Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer
NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith

Posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT by george76

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer.

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On her personal website, Kelly’s wife wrote that “the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.”

(Excerpt) Read more at profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; bills; cancer; jimkelly; nfl

1 posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:50 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Damn.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: george76

Damn famous people are dropping off like flies here lately. Jim Kelly has always seemed like a good guy.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 6:25:21 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: george76
My prayers are with you Jim.

When Jim played for the Houston Gamblers he and I used the same barber.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: KoRn
Jim Kelly has always seemed like a good guy.

"Seemed" being the operant word. Years ago there were frequent rumors about spousal abuse.

In his defense those stopped after the birth of his son Hunter and the two of them had to deal with his illness.

5 posted on 03/25/2014 6:30:31 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: george76

Remember Kelly’s first big game at Miami, they went up to Penn State and beat them, that was the beginning of their ascent to the elite of college football in the 80s.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam
Nice image. That league was fun especially the first season. All the best to Mr. Kelly.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 6:31:09 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: george76

That’s sucks....


8 posted on 03/25/2014 6:31:55 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

Bummer. I wonder if he smoked or chewed tobacco.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: george76

Sorry to hear that. I always like the guy.

Prayers for him and his family.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 6:37:50 AM PDT by boycott
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To: from occupied ga
Bummer. I wonder if he smoked or chewed tobacco.

My wife's cousin was a police officer and worked the games at Rich Stadium. Kelly was a huge drinker. Would be playing some games drunk, including the SuperBowl against Washington.

Prayers up for an incredible talent with many challenges in life.

11 posted on 03/25/2014 6:45:41 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: george76

Hang in there Jim - prayers out.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 6:53:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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I know he was a huge partier (and bar-brawler) early in life - also that he may have become a follower of Jesus a few years ago - that would be a good thing.

Bills at Jets, 1980's - Marty Lyons and Mark Gastineau break through the Bills line and level Jim in the backfield, where I think it was Gastineau who proceeds to punch Kelly in the head.

The ref's call: "Personal foul No. 99 - he was giving the quarterback the business" as he gestured with punching motions - it was just hillarious (not for Kelly, though).

13 posted on 03/25/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: george76

When cancer recurs it tends to be very aggressive, metastasizing and hard to treat


14 posted on 03/25/2014 7:09:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Ancient Man

He’s a gonner. God bless him and his family.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 9:46:24 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: KoRn
Good guy's use smokeless tobacco.
16 posted on 03/25/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: george76

Prayers for his health.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Yikes, tough times for Bills fans.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 9:38:32 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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19 posted on 03/26/2014 5:46:25 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: george76

GREAT NEWS!!!!!

Physical exam of Jim Kelly shows no evidence of cancer

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/20/jim-kelly-cancer-exam-chemo-radiation


20 posted on 08/20/2014 4:11:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That IS great news! Praise the Lord! Thanks for the update ;-)

I just watched a short story about this, on ESPN, recently. It was heartbreaking - but this news is so heartwarming.


21 posted on 08/20/2014 4:17:36 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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