First, a moment of gratitude for Jessie Pegula’s deeply personal letter outlining what Kim, Terry and the Pegula family have experienced in the aftermath of Kim’s cardiac arrest last year. As President of both the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, many of us have admired Mrs. Pegula regarding her unique presence and impact on our lives in such a positive way.
It really doesn’t come as a surprise to this fan that Kim is continuing to improve regarding her cognitive function as well as her physical rehabilitation. Even from the distant view of a fan, we can see and support Mrs. Pegula’s positivity and amazing internal strength because it will no doubt bring many blessings for the next chapter of her life.
Kim Pegula has always been a role model for women of any age. Her accomplishments are well known. Now a medical challenge brings with it a chance for her to explore a whole new life. What that life will be like is yet to be defined, but is that not true for all of us?
What we can do as a fan base now is continue to respect Mrs. Pegula’s privacy, first and foremost. However, news of her tremendous strides does allow us a big sigh of relief to know she’s doing well and well on her way as she navigates a new journey.
The blabber around the term ‘journey’ may seem hokey because it’s been overused. But in this case, the word accurately represents what the Pegula family are experiencing as Kim continues to find her way. It’s a testimony to the power of love and motivation to know Kim is continuing to defy the odds. It’s more than a story, it’s a journey we can all learn from.
It’s also a new chapter for the entire Pegula family, as Jessie outlined the ‘hands on’ nature of the family businesses. Jessie also so aptly described what happens when someone recovers from a cardiac arrest. The cognitive recovery is the hardest to predict.
What we can predict is that Kim Pegula will find her way through her next chapter just fine. She will no doubt redefine herself in whatever way she chooses. Whatever part of her next chapter might involve future appearances in public would someday be a joyous day for all things Buffalo.
However, whether or not it ever happens isn’t as important as knowing Mrs. Pegula is reprioritizing what’s important in her life. That she’s even been given a chance to do so is certainly a blessing, so a big BillsMafia thank you goes to Kelly Pegula for being certified in CPR. Way to go, Kelly!
If I may be permitted to express this on behalf of the Bills’ and Sabres’ fan bases… we are grateful to know facts surrounding what happened to the Pegula family last year after Kim experienced cardiac arrest, so we can send our love and best wishes knowing she is on the mend. It also allows us to help support the Pegula family as they recalibrate and go about their busy lives.
Maybe this incredible news is a sign we can now move on from one of the most difficult years in Buffalo’s history.
It’s not surprising the Pegula women are leading the way.
Editor’s babble: What a message from heaven by Jessie Pegula shared about what her family experienced over the last year. It’s a blessing to know Kim is continuing to recover and enjoying her life. You can find me on Twitter (albeit less so these days) @RobynMundyWYO.
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10 thoughts on “Supporting Kim Pegula’s Incredible Journey”
I had the honor of meeting Kim at the grocery store where I work. She is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! So friendly and has a beautiful smile. I look forward to seeing her again when she is well <3
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY I KNOW IT WONT BE MUCH BUT I WILL DEFINITELY SAY A LITTLE PRAYER EVERY NIGHT FOR YOU FOLKS 🙏 ❤️
I lost my husband on January 27 after a long battle with renal failure and several complications. Your message about your mother reminded me of him. He carried his illness in the same noble way. It is nice to know that Buffalo has such wonderful people. Thank you for your letter. It touched my heart
You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
Any thoughts on collecting $$$ to support Women’s Heart Health in honor of Kim Pegula? We’ve supported other sports’ hero’s causes, why not this?
I’d love to see something like that. Plenty of women with health problems need financial support!
Lord Jesus I come boldly to your throne of grace father through Christ Jesus and spirit and you touch him and heal her by the blood in your stripes you took for us on the cross you told me my prayers will be answered from you and this is what I want Kim healed completely while you’re a great love by the authority of Jesus Christ amen
Kim Best wishes in your recovery. Bills Mafia is with you and Terry always,
Kim Best wishes in your recovery. Bills Mafia is with you and Terry always We know you can do this.
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