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  • Jim Kelly holds football clinic in Pittsford

  • The former Buffalo Bills quarterback is still recovering from radiation and chemotherapy
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  • PITTSFORD — It was a big day for Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Just a month and a half after finishing radiation and chemotherapy for sinus cancer, Kelly took to the field to host his one-day football clinic for kids at St. John Fisher College.
    Kelly also ran a camp in Buffalo last week.
    “I'm not going to let these kids down,” Kelly said. “I was a kid once. I know what it is like when you look forward to meeting someone and I want to make a difference in these kids' lives.”
    Doctors advised Kelly to slow down, but he only knows one speed — fast. Kelly is still eating out of a feeding tube and is down 51 pounds. The recovery process tests his patience.
    “I have always run stadium steps,” he said. “I'm lucky I can walk them now. That is one of the things I found out is going to take time. I'm not a very patient person. As you know when we ran the no-huddle offense everything was fast paced. That's what I want with my recovery. I want it to come around now. I have a lot of things to do.”
    One of the most important things Kelly said he wants to do is walk his daughters down the aisle. Kelly said he is proud of how strong his family has been throughout the process.
    The Buffalo Bills open training camp on Sunday.

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