Kim Pegula, co-owner of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, is “progressing well” in her recovery following a health condition she suffered earlier this month, her family stated in a statement posted on Tuesday. Kim was hospitalized while celebrating her 53rd birthday with friends and family.
There were few rumors of her demise earlier. Many websites posted phony news of her death, which brought the attention of her family. They asked for privacy and confirmed that the news was not true at all.
Who is Kim Pegula?
Born on June 7, 1969, in Seoul, North Korea. She was brought to the United States and was adopted by Ralph and Marilyn Kerr on December 30, 1974. She grew up with her adopted family in Fairport, New York, a suburb of Rochester. There is no record of her actual parents. She wanted to be an entrepreneur but failed due to a shortage of money. Lately, she was working in a restaurant when she met her wealthy husband Terry Pegula who is 18 years older than her. Also, Kim is Terry’s second wife.
Currently, Kim is the co-owner of Buffalo Bills and Sabres. Also, she is the president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Terry Pegula sold his natural gas drilling rights to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion a year before the Pegulas bought the Sabres. The Pegulas then acquired the Bills for a then-record $1.4 billion in 2014. Kim Pegula is the only female owner of color in either league (NHL & NFL). Her daughter Jessica Pegula, is a pro tennis player about to take part in Wimbledon 2022.
What Led to Kim Pegula being Hospitalized?
While Kim was celebrating her 53rd birthday, she had an extreme condition and was moved to the ICU at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Heavy alcohol was probably the reason for her health condition. Her family has not mentioned anything about the main issue. Many local sites admit that Mrs. Peluga has a condition that the doctors can not figure out.
Did Kim Pegula really have a heart attack?
According to a statement released by the Pegula family on Tuesday morning, Kim was receiving treatment from a great team of medical professionals by her side.
Aside from health concerns, no particular issues have been raised. Kim Pegula allegedly suffered a heart attack. However, they remain rumors because none of the confirmed sources corroborate them.
Similarly, the family’s plea for privacy was included in the statement, which made no mention of the precise medical concerns at issue.
What is the Bills Co-owner’s current health condition?
In the statement released on Tuesday, the Pegula family said“grateful for the medical professionals providing her care, and to everyone for their prayers and well wishes.” They added, “She is just taking rest and progressing.”
The Pegulas’ last public appearance in Buffalo was in the aftermath of a May mass shooting at a grocery store that killed ten Black people. The Pegulas handed out food to the neighborhood with Bills and Sabres players as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
We still don’t know if Kim is in the ICU or not. But we can only pray for her betterment.