How Faith, Family, Friends, & Fortitude Kept an NFL Linebacker in the Game

with Kevin Reilly

In 1976, shortly after beginning his NFL career, Kevin was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles. This effectively ended his career in football. He underwent multiple surgeries that led to the removal of his left arm, shoulder and five ribs. Recovery from surgery was difficult and Reilly suffered significant depression but was able to overcome it. Kevin’s story isn’t merely about survival, it is a tale about Faith, resilience of the human spirit and rising from the ashes. Kevin reveals his experience with finding strength when your greatest adversary is yourself. Continuing on and winning small victories day-by-day without a stadium full of fans to cheer you on, but only the faintest whisper from above telling you that sometimes you have to fall to fly. Kevin’s talk emphasizes his key to winning in life, the 4F’s: Faith, Family, Friends, and Fortitude. In this day and age, we are quickly becoming a nation of victims, allowing adversities and challenges to overwhelm the skills and blessings that God has given us to handle the crosses we face. Kevin speaks from the heart and uses his own life as a lesson on how all of us can prevail from bad luck, adversity and pain to find the very best in ourselve Read More