Buffalo Raises $100,000 After Mafia Learns Of Josh Allen’s Grandma’s Passing; Allen Releases Statement
Josh Allen had a career highlight game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at home.
It wasn't until after the victory that almost everyone learned that Josh Allen lost his grandma the night before. The Bills Mafia learned of this, and immediately, in very much so a Buffalo fashion, someone set up a donation page to John R. Oshei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, an organization very close to Josh Allen.
At the time of posting, the Buffalo community raised over $100,000 with 24 hours. Mostly all of them were in increments of 17 bucks, Josh Allen's number on his jersey. Josh said some words in a statement Monday night:
I can’t tell you how special it is to see the outpouring of support for me and my family during this tough time. 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.
In the release that came from a hospital spokesperson, Children's Hospital is planning something special now that they cannot wait to share with the Western New York community.
On behalf of our patients and staff, we cannot thank them enough for choosing to support us in honor of Josh’s grandmother,” the statement says. “We are planning a special thank you to Bills Mafia, in her honor, that we will be sure to share", according to WIVB.
You can donate to join other WNY'ers here.