Josh Allen visits Oishei Children’s Hospital for opening of "Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing"
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ/WHEC) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was at Oishei Children’s Hospital Monday for the unveiling of the "Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing" named in honor of his late grandmother.
“It was an honor and a privilege to tour the Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing. My family and I cannot even begin to express our gratitude for the support this community has shown us,” Allen said. “The dedication and commitment that the staff at Oishei shows families and patients during their time in the hospital absolutely exemplifies what it means to live in the city of good neighbors here in Buffalo. Thank you all so much and Go Bills!”
Last November, Bills fans donated $1.1 million, many in increments of $17, Allen’s number. The quarterback contributed $17,000 of his own money as well.
The 10th-floor wing includes a playroom, now named the ‘Bills Fans Fun Zone’ to honor the 27,000 fans who donated in Patricia Allen’s memory.
Thank you #BillsMafia for raising over $1 million dollars in honor of Patricia Allen. ?? @JoshAllenQB @BuffaloBills https://t.co/1qUbTd6Rnc— Oishei Children’s Hospital (@OCHBuffalo) October 26, 2021
The fund has since grown to more than $1.4 million in donations from individuals, businesses and events held throughout 2021, according to our Buffalo affiliate, WGRZ.
It’s part of Bills fans’ long charitable streak, with fans helping to raise $100,000 for Firebaugh High School and donating to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity after he left a game due to an injury.