The Morning Charge: Jim Kelly set to receive national recognition

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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and franchise legend Jim Kelly is set to be honored at the 2018 ESPYs as he continues his ongoing fight against cancer.

Monday provided us with some great news regarding Jim Kelly. The former Buffalo Bills superstar will be honored with the Jimmy V Award at the 2018 ESPYs in July, with articles on that being shared in the links below.

It is unfortunate that fighting such a terrible, unfair disease is the reason Kelly is being honored, but the fact he continues to fight and remain so positive is why he is an inspiration and why he will be receiving the award.

It was somewhat funny in the way this was announced, as Kelly seemed to break the news before it was made official by ESPN. The man is always full of surprises.

Kelly continues his fight with cancer and has another surgery later this month after having surgery earlier this year to remove oral cancer. He will be accepting the ESPY, given he is in good enough health, less than one month after this follow-up surgery. Kelly Tough indeed.

Be sure to check out this story and more in the links that follow in a Tuesday edition of The Morning Charge. The news cycle remains slow, but it is great to see the Bills legend get some national recognition for his ongoing fight against cancer.

Buffalo Bills News:

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Jim Kelly to be honored with Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at ESPYS (ESPN)

"Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who has been diagnosed with cancer three times in the past five years, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb at the 2018 ESPYS in July."

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