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Kelly Stafford announces she’s home after 12-hour brain surgery

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Great news for Kelly!

On Wednesday, Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, underwent brain surgery for a tumor found earlier in the year.

On sunday evening, Kelly announced via Instagram that she is home after what was initially scheduled to be a six-hour surgery turned into 12 hours.

“This Easter is the beginning of a new life for me,” Kelly wrote in her Instagram post. “I wanna take a second to thank all of you for all the prayers. They have worked. I know they have. When they opened me up, I had an abnormal vein.. maybe abnormal for other neurosurgeons, but not the one We chose. He had seen it before and written a paper on it. That’s truly God’s work. The prayers for my family, I’m beyond thankful for. A six hour surgery went to 12 hours and although they were anxious and scared, your prayers got them through. Thank you. Thank you so much. Now I am home and learning my new norm. It’ll take some time, but I really just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all your support, thoughts and prayers. It means more than y’all will ever know.”

Obviously, this is fantastic news, especially considering the complication neurosurgeons encountered on surgery day.

In the Instagram post, Kelly also published a video of her walking slowly, hand-in-hand with her husband. It sounds like rehabilitation will take some time, but let’s all just be thankful that Kelly is at home with family on this Easter Sunday.