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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly Will Attend His Camp

July 8th, 2014 at 9:29 PM
By Mike Matisz

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has completed his treatment for cancer and has been at home recovering from an intense treatment session.

A positive sign of his recovery is that Kelly will be attending his yearly Jim Kelly Football Camp, which lasts five days.

Kelly mentioned to a Rochester radio station that he wasn't sure he'd make it to the camp.

“I was nervous I wasn't going to make it, but I’m feeling better and will be there every day,” Kelly said.

Since his second set of treatment, Kelly has lost 51 pounds and is getting most of his foods through a feeding tube. Despite the extra care he needs to take to keep his intake at the right level, Kelly feels that he is ready to make public appearances again.

"It’s not only the physical toughness but the mental toughness," he said on how he's navigated these tough past few months. "I didn't want to make this a big deal because so many other people are going through the same thing but I've had so many people reach out and say, 'If Jim Kelly can get through this, so can I.'"
The Jim Kelly Football Camp will take place at Sweet Home High School this year and there are still spots available to register. 
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