Kelly Tough

posted by Bill Moran -

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly underwent surgery March 28th to remove cancer from his upper jaw.  He had his upper jaw reconstructed as part of the 12-hour procedure. 

Dr. Mark Urken, a head and neck surgeon from Mount Sinai West in New York City, where Kelly’s surgery took place, offered an update via buffalobills.com.

“Mr. Kelly continues to make solid progress in his recovery from extensive surgery for his oral cancer,” Urken said, according to the Bills. “He has been moved out of the intensive care unit and made that transition by walking, on his own, from the unit to the inpatient floor where he will continue the next phase of care. He is still several days away from resuming swallowing and taking nutrition by mouth.”

This is a video Jim's wife, Jill posted on her instagram account of Jim's last day in ICU! #KellyStong

Blessing upon blessing. Last day in the ICU. First day in his new room...with a bathroom. Praise God! More and more walking. And first day TALKING using his trach... The power of God and prayer at work. Amazing! #KellyTough

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