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What Happened to Kim Pegula? Everything You Should Know

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Kim Pegula

Kim Pegula is a famous American businesswoman. Her husband is Terry Pegula. He is also a businessman who owns the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. She, along with her husband, runs Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

Under this company, they manage different sports teams that, include the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League; from the American Hockey League, they manage the Rochester Knighthawks and the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

The company is not only limited to sports but also has the upper hand in the entertainment industry, which includes LECOM Harborcenter and Black River Entertainment. At present, she is the president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

What Happened to Kim Pegula?

In a recent article Jessica Pegula, Kim Pegula’s daughter and a badminton player revealed that her businesswoman mother had suffered a cardiac arrest. It was in June 2022; she was back from her match to her home in Florida when she received this unfortunate news. 

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Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula Credit: Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File

Around midnight, on her mother’s birthday, she received a phone call from her sister saying that her mother was unconscious. Kim was asleep, and her father woke up to her mother going into cardiac arrest; they tried to give her CPR before they called an ambulance. In the article, Jessica Pegula revealed that it was the prompt response from her sister Kelly that saved her mother’s life. 

Once inside the hospital, the doctors assured them that she was going to be alright. But there was still a lingering possibility of brain injury due to this cardiac arrest. The whole family was concerned about it. For two weeks, they kept her at the hospital, and the family took turns taking care of her. They were all mentally and physically exhausted from it, but they kept going.

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Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula Credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

After a week or so after the incident, they moved Kim to the ICU. There was some improvement in her health. she almost got her consciousness back, and she even started to talk a little bit and understand people’s faces. Every doctor whom they consulted said that it was a miracle that she was making the recovery path at such a fast pace; it was a positive sign. 

Jessica revealed that, as an aftermath of this cardiac arrest, her mother was suffering from aphasia and significant memory loss. It is hard for her mother to respond to words, but she still tries to read and write as a part of this recovery process. 

How Did Kim Pegula Survive Her Cardiac Arrest?

Kim Pegula, the Owner of Pegula Sports and entertainment, was in the news for her absence from mainstream presence. Many rumors were spread due to this absence, but it was later revealed that she was absent because she suffered a cardiac arrest and is still in the process of recovery. 

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Kim Pegula and Jessica Pegula Courtesy: Jessica Pegula

It was her daughter Jessica Pegula who broke the news to the public about her mother’s health condition. They suffered in silence for the past year before they broke the news to the public. In a heartfelt document, she revealed that her mother was hospitalized and was in the process of recovery. 

Being the president of a business like theirs had a serious toll on her physical health. Jessica, in her article, mentioned that her mother often used to overwork. Managing an entire business is a task alone, and this pressure was one of the main causes of her cardiac arrest. 

It was extremely hard for the family not only because they were dealing with such a  tragedy they also had to address the public about it. 

The rumors of Kim’s absence from the mainstream put a lot of pressure on the family. It was a private affair. They wanted to deal with it privately. Hence they kept silent for so long. They also had to fill in the spot that their mother left. Jessica’s father took the responsibilities and had to work extra hard to keep things moving. 

But in this heartfelt note, she revealed that in the new year, they are going to hope for better days as their mother is making repeated progress that is even surprising her consulting doctors.

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