Earlier this month, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took to Instagram and revealed that she recently was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“All I heard was brain tumor & that they had to do surgery to take it out,” Kelly Stafford wrote. “So that is what we are going to do & we believe we found the best doctor to do it.”
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of them opening my head,” Stafford wrote. “I’m terrified of losing my hearing, I’m terrified of losing facial function, I’m terrified of far worse things that could happen and I’m terrified that I won’t take the time I need to recover because the guilt I might feel of being absent from my kids for too long… I am telling y’all this to ask for prayers and support.”
Her plan was to undergo surgery and that was only after a Lions team doctor recommended she get an MRI on her brain, which essentially saved her life.
On Easter Sunday, Kelly Stafford was on her way home after going through 12 hours of successful brain surgery.
The Staffords began dating as undergraduate students at Georgia and eventually got married back in 2005. They currently have 3 children.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.