Bills fans donate to hospital to honor Josh Allen’s late grandmother
After the Bills’ statement win over the Seahawks Sunday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott disclosed that the game was especially emotional for quarterback Josh Allen. Allen’s grandmother, Patricia, unexpectedly passed away the night before at the age of 80.
Allen dazzled Bills Mafia with 415 passing yards and three touchdowns, one of the best performances of his career. Bills fans showed thier appreciation in a massive way – with donations of $17 increments to the Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in Patricia Allen’s name.
As of Tuesday morning, donations had topped a whopping $200,000.
Allen has invested much of his young career to the Buffalo hospital, making frequent visits and donations of his own. He was moved by the warm gesture from Bills Mafia.
“I can’t tell you how special it is to see the outpouring of support for me and my family during this tough time,” Allen said. “The donations made to OCH in honor of my grandmother would make her so proud. Thank you Bills Mafia! It is an honor to be your quarterback.”
McDermott expressed his gratitude as well.
This isn’t the first time Bills fans have showcased their charitable side. In 2017 when Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a last-second touchdown to Tyler Boyd to beat the Ravens and send the Bills to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, fans responded en masse with incremental $17 donations to the Andy and Jordan Foundation.