The news that Jim Kelly and his family received after under going new scans at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City is indeed encouraging.“The great news is that upon physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer,” said Dr. Peter D. Costantino, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital’s New York Head and Neck Institute. “The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly’s pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal.”

That news has been tempered only by the fact that Kelly will undergo a biopsy in another week to further examine if indeed the cancer has entirely been eradicated. “Should treatment be required, it would likely consist of surgery followed by a form of highly focused radiation referred to as gamma knife therapy,: Doctor Constantino issued in a release. “It is possible that no further treatment will be required, and the testing over the next week will define this issue.”

Jill Kelly waited until Wednesday afternoon to post the following on Instagram and Facebook:

We have come away from our checkup visit in NYC encouraged and hopeful.
Preliminary scan results have necessitated the need for biopsies to be done in order to confirm what we hope to be true…that the cancer has been eradicated.
We will not know the outcome until this procedure is completed.
And so…
We continue to PRAY, rejoice, live…wait and trust GOD who holds ALL things together.
God, who is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End and every moment in between.
In the midst of it all, I know He’s got this.

Thank you for praying!
Thank you for holding us up during this time.
We are so grateful for you!

Jim Kelly has been increasing his solid food intake over the past several weeks after losing 51 pounds during his regiment of chemo and radiation treatments. In fact, Kelly was recently seen at DiPaolo’s restaurant,one of his favorite spots, enjoying several dishes that he had been unable to eat for months.

Friends and family of Kelly have noticed a steady increase in Jim’s strength and stamina over the past month and a decrease in pain. One Oncologist, familiar with the cancer that Jim has been diagnosed with, told me two weeks ago that Jim is demonstrating symptoms of recovery, not failed treatment. In another ten days we should all know if the encouraging signs all point to Jim Kelly emerging from the battle of his life a winner!

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