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bigbensgirl7 08-05-2005 02:36 PM

Jim Kelly's 8 yr. old son dies
 
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2005) -- Hunter Kelly, whose battle with a fatal nervous system disease inspired his Hall of Fame father Jim Kelly's charitable works, died the morning of Aug 5. He was 8.

"Our prayers go to the family and kids," Jim Kelly's brother, Dan, told The Associated Press.

Born in 1997, Hunter Kelly was given no more than three years to live after being diagnosed with Krabbe Disease, an inherited degenerative disorder of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The disease hinders development of the myelin sheath, a fatty covering that protects the brain's nerve fibers.

In honor of their son, Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, established the Hunter's Hope Foundation in 1997, which has raised more than $6 million and awarded more than $3.8 million to leukodystrophy and other neurological disease-related research.

The disease has no known cure.

Jim Kelly, who won an unprecedented four straight AFC titles as the Bills' quarterback in the early 1990s, had credited his son for serving as his inspiration after he retired from football following the 1996 season.

"He'll never be able to do what daddy did," Kelly said last year. "But he's going to do greater things. He's going to make a difference in kids' lives. He already has."

Kelly and his son happened to share the same birthday, Valentine's Day.

The Kelly family was preparing to issue a press release later in the day, Dan Kelly said


My thoughts and prayers are with himand his family! :o

LambertIsGod58 08-05-2005 04:20 PM

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Very sad story....I can't imagine having to bury my son.

Prosdo 08-05-2005 04:31 PM

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Extremely sad news. My prayers go to him and his family. Rest in peace Hunter.

SteelR1 08-05-2005 06:33 PM

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RIP Hunter,,,,,,,,,,,,, Prayers go out for the family.

docsteel 08-05-2005 08:51 PM

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its very sad i hope the best for the family

BlitzburghRockCity 08-05-2005 09:42 PM

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Thats too bad. I remember his son being there at his HOF induction. He was so proud !!

bigbensgirl7 08-05-2005 09:43 PM

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Yah...it's so sad. I can't imagine losing my son...that wouls probably be the hardest thing in the world to go through IMO

pitt 08-05-2005 11:38 PM

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The family is in my prayers.

clevestinks 08-08-2005 09:16 AM

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R.I.P. Hunter. Deepest sorrow goes out to the Kelly family.


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