Bills and Sabers co-owner suffers cardiac arrest

Bills and Sabers co-owner suffered cardiac arrest


Details relating to the troubles experienced last summer by Kim Pegula, the co-owner of the Bills and the Buffalo Sabers, became clearer on Tuesday. 

Sa daughter, professional tennis player Jessica Pegula, revealed that her mother had suffered cardiac arrest in a post on 'The Players' Tribune' platform.

Last June, the 53-year-old woman was hospitalized in Florida after suffering cardiac arrest at one of her residences. Jessica Pegula explained that her sister Kelly saved their mother's life.

“She was sleeping when my father woke up and saw her going into cardiac arrest. She was unconscious for quite a while, the 28-year-old wrote. My sister gave him CPR until the ambulance arrived. She saved his life. Even though she doesn't like to take credit for this terrible situation, she absolutely saved his life.”

Jessica Pegula also said she decided to share her mother's story after the cardiac arrest suffered by Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the Jan. 2 game against the Bengals in Cincinnati. The tennis player wants to raise awareness about the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Kim Pegula is on the road to rehabilitation, but it will be a long way of the cross.

“She has significant aphasia and memory problems. She can read, write and understand fairly well, but she struggles to find the words to respond. It's 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. Doctors continue to be blown away by his recovery, given his early condition. Her determination is the driving force,” said Jessica Pegula.