Hall of Famer Jim Kelly dances with his wife on Mother’s Day while he continues to fight cancer


Jim Kelly with his daughter, Camryn. (Jill Kelly/AP)

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly wanted to do one thing on Mother’s Day, according to his daughter Erin, one of this two children. The former Buffalo Bill, who’s being treated for an aggressive form of sinus cancer, wanted to dance with his wife Jill. So he did.

Kelly, 54, is undergoing treatment in New York and his wife and daughters have been posting photos and blogging to ask for prayers. Doctors originally discovered cancer in his jaw in 2013.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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