Kansas City Chiefs fans donate thousands to children's hospital fund named for Josh Allen's grandmother
As Buffalo Bills fans are recovering from an overtime loss in Sunday's AFC divisional-round playoff game, Kansas City Chiefs fans are rallying together to donate thousands to the Patricia Allen Fund, which benefits the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
On Twitter, "Chiefs Kingdom Memes," suggested that Chiefs fans donate $13 to the foundation "to commemorate the drive that tied the game with just 13 seconds left..."
The tweet now has over one thousand likes and nearly 200 retweets. As of Wednesday night, the hospital said it had received $255,017 from more than 10,000 donors.
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In November 2020, fans discovered that Bills quarterback Josh Allen played a game after losing his grandmother, Patricia Allen. Fans began to donate to the children's hospital in increments of $17 – Allen's jersey number.
The Patricia Allen fund was later developed with the input of Allen and his family to continue to support pediatric efforts on the critical care team.
The Chiefs will next host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. ET.
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