Hunter’s Hope was established in 1997 by Pro Football Hall of Fame Member and former Buffalo Bills Quarterback, Jim Kelly and his wife Jill, after their infant son, Hunter (2/14/97–8/5/05) was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy, an inherited fatal nervous system disease. When the Kellys welcomed their only son, Hunter, into the world on February 14, 1997 — Valentine’s Day and Jim’s birthday — they knew he was destined for something extraordinary.
Through Hunter’s life many lives have been touched with the Light of Hope. The Kelly’s greatest desire is to share the Hope that they have. You can learn more in the sections below and through some of Jill’s prayers from her journals while Hunter was with us.
Click here to read some of her prayers ~ Prayers of Hope
Learn more about the Kelly Family through media interviews.
17th Annual Hunter’s Hope Family and Medical Symposium
NBC Sports joined us at our 17th Annual Hunter’s Hope Family and Medical Symposium to capture the week of sharing information, learning, and supporting one another.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly sat down with Jim and Jill Kelly to learn about their faith, and how it gives them the strength to cope with the loss of a son, and cancer.
Without a Word
New York Times Best Seller, Without a Word, shares the Kelly family story. It is a journey of finding life, joy and faith in the midst of suffering. Without a Word is about sacrifice, hope, suffering and indescribable joy.
Erin Kelly’s Fan Journal: Being Kelly Tough
Erin shares, how she learned to be Kelly Tough from her brother, Hunter in Erin Kelly’s Fan Journal – A Series of Stories featured in The Buffalo News.
The Thurman Thomas Show
Jeff and Thurman talk to Jill Kelly about her book “Without a Word” and about the Hunter’s Hope Foundation.
Learn more about the Kelly Family story through their books.
The Kelly Family books are sold in bookstores nationwide.
Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything
New York Times Best Seller, Without a Word written by Jill Kelly , shares the Kelly family story. It is a journey of finding life, joy and faith in the midst of suffering. Without a Word is about sacrifice, hope, suffering and indescribable joy. It’s a memoir of how a little boy’s unspoken love changed everything.Learn More
Kelly Tough: Live Courageously by Faith
Kelly Tough is a story of love and hope: a love between a father and a daughter—Buffalo Bills former quarterback, Jim Kelly, and his oldest daughter Erin. Erin shares a deeply personal account of the love a family can have for each other during the darkest times, and a greater love that a heavenly Father has for you.Learn More
Prayers for Those Who Grieve
Journaling my thoughts and prayers has been invaluable to my intimate relationship with the Lord. In fact, journaling has allowed me to express tumultuous emotions in a way that has brought deep healing and freedom.
He’s listening!Learn More
A Place to Remember
Journaling has become invaluable to me.
Year after year I have spent hours pouring my heart out to the God who sees and knows me better than I know myself. Woven into the very fabric of my soul, my journals are a precious glimpse between the lines of a life lived in full surrender.Learn More
Prayers of Hope for the Brokenhearted
It’s inescapable. Life is full of disappointment and heartbreak. Who can journey through this life without coming face to face with trials and tumultuous times? Tragedy immobilizes and weakens. It catches us completely off guard and threatens to suck the joy of life right out of us?Learn More
Etched… Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget
Etched… is the core of all I have learned in the midst of this battle raging for my heart and affections. It’s everything that as a mother, I hope to pass onto my daughters—a treasure chest brimming with life—lessons and moving moments that changed a life!Learn More
The Playbook for Dads: Parenting your Kids in the Game of Life
On the football field NFL great Jim Kelly was a strong-armed passer, leading his team to victory after victory. In THE PLAYBOOK FOR DADS he passes principles instead of footballs, still using his talent to lead men, but now he leads them to greatness as fathers, in his view the world’s most important job.Learn More
Hot Chocolate with God: Just Me & Who God Created me to be
Embark on a cool, over the top, fun, interactive journey through this girls-only series from Camryn Kelly, with insight from her older sister, Erin, and mother, Jill. Combining the writings of the Kelly girls with activity elements in an engaging, exciting companion book to every girl’s walk with God, HOT CHOCOLATE WITH GOD promises hours of fun and insight.Learn More
Hot Chocolate with God: Just Me & My Friends and Family
Here’s the deal—if you’ve already read my first book Hot Chocolate with God—Just Me & Who God Created Me To Be, you know that this is way more than a book.
It’s about who you are right now and who God is creating you to be! It’s your life journey.Learn More
Hot Chocolate with God: Just Me & the God who Loves me
Camryn Kelly, with insight from her older sister, Erin, and her mom, Jill, continues her journey of self-discovery in her third interactive book as she helps girls find the true value of themselves through the eyes of God and that we were not created by chance but for a purpose. HOT CHOCOLATE WITH GOD #3 promises hours of fun as girls learn about their relationship with God and who He is.Learn More
Hot Chocolate With God Devotional: Real Questions & Answers from Girls Just Like You
The book you’re holding has answers to your questions about your life. Each devotion answers a question that real girls have asked the authors of the Hot Chocolate with God activity book series.Learn More
Peace in the Face of Loss
No matter what it is―a loved one, a treasured relationship, the life we thought we would have―our grief can overshadow us with its heaviness and ache. How do we get through each day? Where is God in these hardest of times?
No loss is too small or too big for our God. In the midst of every trial, He is waiting to give you comfort and peace. In this beautiful book, bestselling author Jill Kelly offers a vision of healing and hope for whatever circumstance you’re facing. Her own stories of deep loss and unexpected joy will help you see how God shows up, even when grief seems insurmountable. God’s promise in the face of loss proves true: You are not alone. The Creator sees you and your heartache―and He will meet you there.Learn More