Following donations, Buffalo children's hospital names wing, foundation, after Bills' QB Allen's late grandma

Following donations, Buffalo children's hospital names wing, foundation, after Bills' QB Allen's late grandma Photo: News10NBC.

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Updated: November 21, 2020 04:04 PM
Created: November 21, 2020 04:02 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC)—  The memory of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen's grandmother will now forever be attached to an area children's hospital.

In a release Saturday, the Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo announced it would be naming the west wing of its 10th floor "The Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing." In a dueling move, the hospital also established the "Patricia Allen Fund" which it says will provide ongoing support for hospital patients. 

The announcement comes on the heels of a major donation drive spurred by Bills fans after it was revealed Allen's grandmother had died just prior to Buffalo's game against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 8.

Allen powered the Bills to a major victory in that game, but the real win came in the following weeks when fans began donating to the hospital, of which the team has a partnership with.

Within just two weeks of the news, fans donated nearly $700,000, many donated in increments of $17, 17 is Allen's number. The quarterback contributed $17,000 of his own money as well.

If you would like to make a donation, yourself, you can visit the hospital's page.


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