Lion QB Matt Stafford’s Wife Completes Successful 12-Hour Brain Surgery To Remove Tumor

The Stafford family did not spend this Easter how they would have hoped, but the day ended with good news.

Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed a agonizing and extensive 12-hour brain surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma (tumor) located near the center of her head.

She took to Instagram post-op to thank her supporters for their thoughts and prayers.



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This Easter is the beginning of a new life for me. 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. #cupscrew

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The post contains video of Kelly mustering strength to walk after the procedure with the help of Matt.

The tumor was discovered when Kelly went to see medical professionals to diagnose vertigo spells that came on in recent months.