Jessica Pegula cleared the air this week when speaking about the health of her mother and Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula. In an emotional essay titled “I Want to Talk to You About My Mom” for The Players’ Tribune, the pro tennis player revealed her mother went into cardiac arrest last June and is still recovering from the incident.
“This is a story about my mother, my family, and the past year,” Pegula wrote in her essay, which she described as being inspired by the “bizarre, messed up, full circle moment” of Damar Hamlin’s mid-game cardiac arrest.
Hamlin reacted to Pegula’s heartbreaking story on Twitter.
The 24-year-old safety retweeted her story and wrote, “Heartfelt.. Thank You Jessie for sharing & allowing yourself to be vulnerable in front of the entire world. We Are With You!”
Hamlin felt so bad about his medical condition causing stress to the Pegula family that he texted an apology to his teammates for putting the Bills through so much turmoil.
This week, the Buffalo Bills safety who suffered cardiac arrest during a Jan. 2 Monday Night Football game was in Phoenix at Super Bowl week to accept the NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award, the culmination of season-wide community MVPs the union selects to recognize a player each week who has “demonstrated a commitment to making a positive impact in his community.”
Hamlin’s Chasing M’s Foundation raised more than $9 million in the wake of his cardiac arrest.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.