Buffalo Bills Owner Kim Pegula Still Recovering After Suffering Cardiac Arrest Eight Months Ago

Jessie Pegula is sharing details about what happened to her mom, Kim.

Kim Pegula, the co-owner of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, suffered cardiac arrest in her Florida home last June. In a letter written on the Players’ Tribune, Jessie Pegula details the events of what happened to her mother and her recovery.

“In June 2022, I had just flown back to Florida from the French Open. I made the quarterfinals in singles and the finals in doubles. It was an amazing two weeks full of a lot of positives, including cracking the Top 10 in the world,” Pegula wrote. “A few days after I got home, I got a call around midnight (on my mom’s birthday) from my sister Kelly who was staying at my parents’ house. Something was wrong with our mom, and she was headed to the hospital in an ambulance. My mom was asleep when my dad woke up to her going into cardiac arrest and she was unresponsive for quite a while. My sister gave her CPR until the ambulance arrived. She saved her life. Even though she doesn’t like to take credit for this terrible situation, she absolutely saved her life, followed by the critical job performed by the paramedics who arrived and were able to restore a heartbeat.”

Jessica, who is currently ranked No. 4 in the world, also pointed out the similarities between her mother’s medical emergency and the one that Damar Hamlin suffered during on December 4th. Hamlin, who also went into cardiac arrest, was hospitalized for more than a week but was discharged and is now recovering at home.

Jessie Pegula says her mom continues to recover.  In her letter, she says:

“Today, my mom is still in recovery and although it is the same answer every time someone asks me, it is true, she is improving every day. She is dealing with significant expressive aphasia and significant memory issues. She can read, write, and understand pretty well, but she has trouble finding the words to respond. It is hard to deal with and it takes a lot of patience to communicate with her, but I thank God every day that we can still communicate with her at all. The doctors continue to be blown away by her recovery, considering where she started, and her determination is the driving force of that.?

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Pegula family.