Posted: Mar 10, 2012 10:35 PM by Michael Macias
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, have unveiled a new research facility devoted to battling the rare disorder that took the life of their son, Hunter.
The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute in Buffalo is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and the Hunter's Hope foundation.
The couple created the foundation in 1997 after their son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease, a genetic disorder of the central nervous system.
Hunter died in 2005 when he was 8 years old.
The institute will coordinate research into Krabbe and similar disorders. The Kellys hosted the first tour of the new facility Thursday.