Jim Kelly Announces his Cancer has Returned

March 1, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We are sad to report that Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback, Jim Kelly’s cancer has returned.

The beloved Buffalo sports icon issued this statement,

“As our family has faced many trials and triumphs throughout the years, you have blessed us with your prayers. We are asking for those prayers once again.
The oral cancer we hoped would be gone forever has returned. Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me. I continuously talk about the four F’s. Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying “Kelly Tough” and trusting God, will carry us through this difficult time.”

And from his wife, Jill.

“The cancer is back.

We are shocked, heartbroken, sad, angry, confused, and just darn tired. Yet, despite how we feel, we KNOW that God is a promise maker and keeper.
He is who He says He is!
He can do what He says He can do!
We don’t have to understand His ways to trust His heart.
The battle is HIS. (Exodus 14:14)

We need you…
In addition to our faith, family, and friends…we really need you and your prayer warrior friends to pray. We’re all in this together. THANK YOU!

The more life and heartbreak I experience, the more I realize that this is not the end of the story.
Life is temporary. And short.”
But eternity…is FOREVER.
Because we know that our eternity is secure in Christ, we can trust God with every breath upon this earth.”

The entire community embraced Kelly and his family during his previous fight against the disease, and will no doubt support him once again.


We are sending thoughts and prayers to Jim and his family.





About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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