Earlier this week I wrote an article about Dan Marino visiting Jim Kelly in the hospital as he fights cancer. I thought to myself afterwards, “I wish there was something I could do.” Over the last three years we have held fantasy football leagues with portions going to the Miami Dolphins charity drives. Specifically the RideDCC Cancer ride that the Dolphins host annually. We have raised over 1,000 dollars over those three years. Then it occurred to me. Why not send him a get well card?
The problem was it wouldn’t mean as much to get a card from one Miami Dolphins fan. But what if it could be a card from a 1,000 Miami Dolphins fans? What if it could be a card from all of us to him to let him know that being one of ours biggest adversaries comes with a tremendous amount of respect? So I started a card. And I want you to sign it.
Please take a moment, a short moment, and visit my “Get Well Jim Kelly” card page. It’s located at http://www.fansrising.com/jimkelly/. There really is no reason for you not to sign it. As football fans we should embrace our history and those that were our biggest rival. There is no cost, no personal information, just your name, email address, and a personal note you can write to him. When we collect enough we will send it all his way so that he knows we stand behind him.
Let him know you are a Dolphins fan! Let him know YOU are behind him in this fight! Let us know in the comments that you did. With absolutely no promotion of this, we already have over 70 signatures.
UPDATE: We now have 480+ signatures to this virtual card and I wanted to pass along that Jim Kelly was released from the hospital today and is back home. Let’s keep the signatures coming!