American businesswoman and Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula is receiving medical care for what her family described as “unexpected health issues.”
On Tuesday, the Pegula family announced that the NFL franchise owner was undergoing treatment for a health issue that was not named. Requesting privacy and respect during this stressful time, the family wrote in a statement:
“Kim is receiving medical care as a result of some unexpected health issues. We are very grateful for the progress she has made over the past few days. She has an exceptional team of medical experts at her side. We ask that you keep Kim and our family in your prayers and ask that you respect our need for privacy.”
In addition to the Bills, the 53-year-old also co-owns the Buffalo Sabres ice hockey team with her husband Terry. The couple parent three children together, one of them being a professional tennis player and 2021 Olympian Jessica Pegula.
Not only does she hold an important role as a mother and franchise owner, but Pegula also has a position on the NFL’s workplace diversity committee and the NHL’s executive inclusion council.
Following her medical information becoming public knowledge, both sports teams lent their support to her and her family.
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NFL and NHL teams voice support for Kim Pegula, including Buffalo Bills head coach
“All of Bills Mafia is sending our love and prayers to you, Kim. We are with you and the entire Pegula family,” the Bills wrote on Twitter. In a similar fashion, the NHL team offered the sentiments, “The Sabres family sends thoughts, prayers and love to Kim.”
Beyond sports, she is also an active community leader who has invested personal money into further developing the Buffalo metropolitan area. When discussing the news of Pegula’s medical complications, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott acknowledged her and her family’s dedication to the community.
“We love them and more than anything, we just want to be there for them right now,” McDermott said during a press conference. “I think if you just look at what they’ve done for western New York, what they’ve done for this organization, for the multiple organizations and companies that they own around here, and then, personally, what they’ve done for me and my family, I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to repay them.”
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