BUFFALO, N.Y. ( Associated Press) – Tennis player Jessica Pegula has revealed that her mother, co-owner and president of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers Kim Pegula, suffered a cardiac arrest in June and has lost memory and language. continues to recover while dealing with the issues. ,
In an essay published Tuesday by The Players’ Tribune, Jessica Pegula detailed for the first time the medical crisis that caused her mother to suddenly stop appearing in public and suggested that her mother may never be involved with the family franchise again. May be
Kim Pegula, she wrote, went into cardiac arrest in her sleep and received CPR from one of her daughters until paramedics arrived and restored her pulse. The family previously indicated that Kim Pegula was receiving medical care for “an unexpected health issue” that occurred shortly after her 53rd birthday.
“My mother is working hard for her recovery, she is getting better, but we don’t know where she is going,” admitted 28-year-old Jessica Pegula.
He said he decided to write about his mother’s condition after Bills player Damar Hamlin suffered a heart attack on the field during a game in Cincinnati on January 2, which Pegula described as “a strange, twisting, haunting moment”. described as.
“My stomach dropped, because it felt the same again. I was on the bench at an event in Sydney, Australia. I wanted to have my stomach back”, admitted Jessica, who is ranked fourth in the WTA world.
Today, Kim Pegula “can read, write and understand fairly well, but has trouble finding the words to respond,” he said.
As the first woman to serve as president in the NHL and NFL at the same time, Kim Pegula “lived and loved, and felt it,” Pegula wrote. “Now we understand that of course all that is no longer there. That he cannot be that person anymore”.