VIDEO: Jim Kelly gives speech at opening of football camp


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – During a speech Wednesday night, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly showed he’s getting stronger after his cancer treatment.

WATCH: Jim Kelly’s full speech is included with this story

Our cameras were at Sweet Home High School where #12 spoke to kick off his 27th annual football camp. Kelly says the chemotherapy and radiation affected his sight and hearing and he lost his hair, but he has endured because of the community’s support.


“You don’t know what it means, when you have the supporting cast I have, I thank the Buffalo Bills, I have a great supporting cast. But through this time, I cannot ask for anything greater than the people of Buffalo, New York. You guys went over and above,” Kelly said.

He says he plans to be at the camp every day. Thursday is the first day of on-field drills. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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