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Jim Kelly will not have surgery; will treat cancer with chemotherapy and radiation

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's wife, Jill, has posted an update on his condition on her Facebook page this afternoon.

Jill Kelly said that after consultation with doctors here and in New York City, Jim Kelly will not undergo surgery, but instead treat his cancer with chemotherapy and radiation.

The complete, unedited message:

"Had to share this picture of Jim hugging his dad.
Plans and protocol have changed - but no plan and purpose of God's can be thwarted!

This we KNOW to be true.

First of all, thank you for walking along side us, lifting us up in prayer, loving us, and hoping.
This is what we cling to...our HOPE in the God who is greater than all - who knows what we don't, who created the heavens and the earth as well as the
intimate details of the seen and unseen.

He is our Hope!
Beyond the doctors, medicine, treatments, surgery - God is our ever present HOPE, Help, and Healer!

There's been a lot that has been said so we thought it would be best to clarify.
At this point and time surgery is not the best option for Jim.
Because of complexity and aggressive nature of this cancer and after more scans and tests, the plan has changed.

At this point, Jim will not be having surgery. The cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate. Therefore, the medical specialists here in NYC along with our Buffalo team believe that chemotherapy and radiation are the best option.

If you've dealt with cancer you know that you never really know for sure what each moment will hold.
But..Praise God. We are held in the Strong Mighty hands of an Unchanging God.

Thank you for your continued prayer support.
I will share updates as we move forward - ready for this battle waged against us.
If God is for us.who can be against us!"

Jill Kelly's Facebook page can be found here.


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