BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon wrote on Twitter, “Bills fans–please join our team and continue to pray for Jim Kelly & his family during this challenging time.” He included the hashtag #prayersforjk
Many fans, friends and family alike have been sharing that hashtag. Including Kelly’s daughter Erin, who wrote, “He’s a Kelly. He’ll never give up! Thank you to everyone who continues to pray for my dad. We believe…”
The Kelly family is very spiritual. They have all been sharing Bible verses and asking for prayers.
The news of Kelly’s cancer returning clearly affecting his close friends. When the news broke, Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas tweeted simply, “Not today folks. Thanks.”
Kelly’s’ other daughter Camryn wrote, “Stay strong dad. I love you so much!”
Current Bills star running back CJ Spiller tweeted, “Prayers up for Jim Kelly n his family. #billsfamily”
Stevie Johnson wrote, “Prayers up for the legend Jim Kelly.”
Jim’s wife Jill Kelly tweeted, “We are overwhelmed by the sincere love you have shown and continue to extend to our family. #prayersforjk”