BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will be in New York City Tuesday, for a follow-up visit to see if he’s winning his fight against oral cancer.
It’s a big day for the Kelly family and for the many people who have supported him over the last four months. Kelly started chemo therapy and radiation in April.
Kelly will have some scans done to learn if the cancer in his jaw has spread or shrunk. This could clear the way for potential surgery.
Doctors said Kelly’s cancer was inoperable, which is why they opted for chemo and radiation.
Tuesday morning, Kelly’s wife Jill, tweeted a picture of an open Bible with a Jim Kelly bobble-head, asking the public to ‘pray for 12 at 12.’ She wrote on Facebook, noting she was scared of what Tuesday’s results will bring.
Last year, Kelly announced he was cancer free. In March, Kelly learned his oral cancer had come back. This time, the Hall of Famer learned it was not going to be an easy fight.
Number 12 was in pain and made many trips to New York City, where he stayed for several weeks before chemo and radiation started.
Kelly is expected to have these tests and scans done Tuesday afternoon.