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Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly was seen Friday night attending the Knicks game in Madison Square Garden in New York City. A picture of Kelly and his family was flashed on the Jumbotron in the arena for all who were attending the game to see. In this AP photo, he is seen giving the thumbs-up to supporters.

Jim Kelly said Friday night that he's "praying for a miracle."

And he has a message for fans: "Thank you guys and continue to pray," the Hall of Fame quarterback told MSG Network's Jill Martin during an interview at Friday's Knick's game at Madison Square Garden.

Kelly attended the Knicks game during a night out from the hospital in New York, where is awaiting chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

"It makes me feel good that there's so many people praying for me out there," Kelly said. "My big battle starts Monday when I go and start my radiation and chemo, and I hope, when it's all over, they get everything. But right now we're praying for a miracle."

Asked how he felt, Kelly told Martin: "Sometimes good, sometimes bad, and I probably shouldn't even be here tonight."

Kelly said he brought his daughter to the game as a surprise for making the dean's list.

Kelly's chemotherapy and radiation treatment will take place at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. His treatment was postponed a week due to a fever. Kelly's brother, Dan, said earlier in the week that the accelerated regimen of intense radiation and chemotherapy will last seven weeks.