Former Bills QB Visiting Kansas Over Newborn Screenings

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Pro football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly plans to visit Kansas next week to celebrate expanded medical screenings of newborns.

Kelly, who spent 11 seasons with Buffalo Bills, established a foundation to push for universal medical screenings for newborns in 1997. That was after his son was born with a rare, inherited disease of the nervous system.

He is scheduled to participate in a news conference with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in her Statehouse office.

Last year, legislators and Sebelius enacted a law increasing the number of disorders for which health care providers are supposed to screen newborns from four to 29. The expanded screen begins July 1.

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