The family of ex-NFL player Jim Kelly has said they are holding onto their faith in God following the news that the former Buffalo Bills quarterback has had his gall bladder removed. The family also detailed how Jim’s wife, Jill, has been in hospital with pneumonia.
Kelly’s daughter, Erin Kelly-Bean, took to Instagram Friday to reveal some of the health struggles her family has been facing.
“Truthfully I’m not sure where to even begin… My mom has been in the hospital since Wednesday battling horrible pneumonia,” she revealed. “And within 24 hours my dad was in the room next to her after having to get his gallbladder removed. Although I don’t understand… I’m choosing to trust God and cling to Him… the Healer!!!!”
These two… ♥️ In sickness and in health… Truthfully I’m not sure where to even begin… My mom has been in the hospital since Wednesday battling horrible pneumonia. And within 24 hours my dad was in the room next to her after having to get his gallbladder removed. Although I don’t understand… I’m choosing to trust God and cling to Him… the Healer!!!! Our family would love for you to surround us in prayer!!! Thank you! #KellyTough
She closed the message by writing, “Our family would love for you to surround us in prayer!!! Thank you!”
Well-wishes and prayers pouring in on Kelly’s social media account following her powerful post. “Prayers for all you guys for strength and speedy recovery!” one person noted. “Prayers for them both.. I can relate to your fear, as my parents both had heart attacks the same day and ended up in the hospital together. We met your mom once and i just know her faith will get them both thru,” another added.
“Praying for them both. Keep the faith God it’s the ultimate physician, He has showed that before.”
Kelly later updated her Instagram with a post that detailed both her parents were now recovering at home.
Jim took to Instagram himself Feb. 10 to detail his wife’s illness and ask for prayers.
“Mommy has takin over the Kelly Tough room at ECMC. I ended up in the room next to her “Gallbladder surgery. ” I don’t get it but have to continue praying as Jill still needs all our prayers,” he wrote. “I’m out and heading to Hunters Day of Hope for children for a few minutes today to visit with some kids that have it alot worse then we do. GOD bless our day.”
Jill also took to social media to share a word, along with a picture of a verse, Exodus 15:15.
“My daughter Erin wrote those words on the wipe board across from my bed as soon as we arrived in my hospital room last week. I read them numerous times throughout my stay.
And although I was anxious and afraid, I chose to trust those words written by the God who promises to fight for us. Every day, despite the circumstances we find ourselves in, we have a choice,” Jill wrote.
“Will we trust God, or not. THANK YOU for praying for Jim. THANK YOU for praying for me. I cannot adequately express with words how grateful we are for your kindness, encouragement, and love for our entire family. There is still more healing needed. One day at a time. One prayer at a time. All in God’s perfect timing.”
In 2013, Kelly announced that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer, in his upper jaw. After receiving treatment, and despite a recurrence of the disease, by August 2014 he was cancer free. But that wasn’t the end of his trouble. Three months later, he revealed that he had contracted MRSA in his bones. A few weeks after the announcement, Kelly said he was MRSA-free.
Pray for this family!