A prayer service was recently organized for businesswoman Kim Pegula’s recovery from her health issues.
It was announced back in February that Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula suffered cardiac arrest in June 2022 and remains in recovery. The news only came out eight months later in an effort to keep the information private.
Jessica Pegula wrote in an essay for The Players’ Tribune at the time that Kim Pegula continues to improve daily but is “dealing with significant expressive aphasia and significant memory issues,” and while she continues to work hard in her recovery, “where she ends up is still unknown.”
Her battle is what inspired Saturday’s prayer and healing service at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. Her alma mater Houghton University and Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church aided in her fight with a prayer service for Pegula.
The service opened with a message from her husband Terry.
“Kim and our family have entered a new season in our lives,” said Terry Pegula. “The beginning of this season has been difficult. But, we ask with God’s help that Kim’s recovery continues, we also ask with God’s help that Kim has a full recovery. We ask humbly, but we pray boldly.”
Here’s how social media responded:
The service wrapped up with a card signing for Kim and a CPR demonstration. Kim’s daughter Kelly saved her life because she knew CPR.
“Had her daughter Kelly not taken that CPR training just three weeks before that event happened, Kim would have died there’s no doubt about it,” Kim’s father Ralph Kerr said.
Jessica Pegula shared that her mother was asleep when her dad, Bills, and Sabres co-owner Terry Pegula, awoke to his wife going into cardiac arrest and that she was unresponsive for a while. Kelly Pegula gave her mother CPR until an ambulance could arrive.
Pegula is the first woman to be named president of both an NFL and NHL team. The Pegulas have five children, including Jessica, Kelly, Matthew, Michael, and Laura.
The Bills dealt with another tragic incident when Bills safety Damar Hamlin also suffered cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the team’s regular-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2nd.
He has since improved to the point where he can return to football.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.