Matthew Stafford’s Wife Kelly
Has Brain Tumor, Needs Surgery
… ‘I’m Terrified’
4/3/2019 8:24 AM PDT
NFL QB Matthew Stafford‘s wife, Kelly, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will undergo surgery in the next few weeks … the family announced on Wednesday.
Kelly shared the news on social media … saying she had started to feel “dizzy & off balance” over the past year … and ultimately went for an MRI that revealed she had a tumor sitting on her cranial nerves — requiring surgery to remove it.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of brain surgery. I am,” Kelly says. “I am terrified of them opening my head, I’m terrified of losing my hearing, I’m terrified of losing facial function.”
She continues … “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.”
Kelly says she will have surgery in the next 2 weeks and asks for prayers for her whole family.
“Please pray for matthew as I know his nerves will be high during this surgery. I couldn’t imagine being out in that waiting room.”
Kelly and Matthew met while attending the University of Georgia and got married back in 2015. They have 3 children together.