Josh Allen’s Grandmother Dies, Bills Fans Respond By Sending $17 Donations To Buffalo Children’s Hospital
Bills fans are the best.
After learning of the sad news that Josh Allen’s grandmother dies over the weekend, Bills Mafia stepped up to the plate.
A poster on Reddit suggested that Bills fans should donate $17 to Oishei Children’s Hospital. The idea took off rather quickly as the hospital said they received over 500 individual donations totaling around $9,500.
Oishei shared that they have added a #BillsMafia button which automatically selects $17 to donate and shared that they are at nearly $35,000 raised.
Josh Allen responded on Twitter saying, “At a loss for words. Buffalo, I love you.”
President of Oishei Children’s Hospital, Allegra Jaros, and Andrew Bennett, Vice President, The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation released in a statement Monday morning saying:
“First, on behalf of all of us at Oishei Children’s Hospital, we want to say that we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Josh Allen’s grandmother. Josh has done so much to support us these last few years so we share in Bills Mafia’s support of him and his family during this difficult time.
We are overwhelmed by the incredible support from Bills Mafia, not just here in Western New York, but across the country. As of 9:20 a.m. this morning, there have been over 1,100 donations made totaling over $21,600. We are so grateful for this outpouring of donations in memory of Josh’s grandmother and want to share with Bills Mafia how much our staff and patients appreciate these donations.
Allen completed 31 of 38 passes Sunday during a 44-34 win against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
This shouldn’t be a shock from this fan base, as they were the same ones to donate money to Andy Dalton’s foundation after he helped them get into the postseason a few years ago.