The Buffalo quarterback lost his grandmother the night before his game against Seattle, which he dedicated to his memory
Buffalo Bills fans collectively donated tens of thousands of dollars to Oishei Children’s Hospital – practically overnight – after it was announced that the team’s quarterback’s grandmother, Josh Allen, had passed away late Saturday night.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Allen’s loss in the immediate aftermath of the team’s 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and fans were quick to rush to donate online to Oishei, who has been supported. longtime by Allen, and with whom he has worked multiple times since arriving in Buffalo.RELATED
Josh Allen dedicated Sunday’s game to his grandmother, whom he lost the night before. AP Photo
Shortly after the news broke, fans suggested the hospital in increments of $ 17, representing Allen’s jersey number. The suggestion took off, and eventually the hospital created a specific donation button for anyone interested in participating.
As of Monday afternoon, more than $ 34,000 had been donated in honor of Allen’s grandmother.
The Bills quarterback took note of his city’s charity adopted Monday afternoon.
“I need the words,” Allen wrote via Twitter. “Buffalo, I love you.”
At a loss for words. Buffalo, I love you. https://t.co/HdhoK0zUp3
– Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) November 9, 2020
Oishei Children’s Hospital thanked the donors and sent its condolences to Allen’s family. As of Monday afternoon, the hospital continued to accept donations.
Allen and Oishei had last worked together when the grocery store, Wegmans, began selling “Josh’s Jaqs” cereal in September, sending a portion of the proceeds to the hospital.