Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly took the next big step in his recovery from cancer surgery.
"The TRACH is out," his wife, Jill Kelly, posted on Instagram. "... Your love and prayers have sustained, encouraged, and helped our family more than you will ever know."
A tracheotomy is a procedure that opens up the windpipe to help with breathing.
Kelly had the surgery on March 28 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to remove a cancer cell from his upper right jaw and reconstruct his entire upper jaw.
The trach is OUT! Praise the LORD! After taking care of Hunter and now Jim throughout his cancer battle...I have been blessed and changed in multiple ways. I have also experienced and learned more than I could ever have imagined. One thing I know for sure... God is Faithful and Good and Prayer is POWERFUL! Your love and prayers have sustained, encouraged, and helped our family more than you will ever know. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We love and appreciate you!