WATCH: Josh Allen’s emotional reaction to hospital dedication
CHEYENNE -- A wing on the 10th floor of Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo has a new name.
After more than $1.4 million in donations from fans around the globe, the "Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing" was dedicated in late October, in memory of Josh Allen's 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," the former Wyoming quarterback told BuffaloBills.com. "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!"
Check out this emotional video of the Allen's watching the dedication:
Nearly 30,000 fans donated, most chipping in $17 each in honor of Allen's jersey number.
"As a born and raised Bills fan myself, the outpouring of support from fans across the globe after Patricia's passing last year was a wonderful reminder of who we are – the city of good neighbors," said Allegra C. Jaros, president, Oishei Children's Hospital. "Yesterday we were proud to honor the outpouring of support from the bills fans, by unveiling the 'Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing' and 'Bills Fans Fun Zone' to Josh Allen and his family. It will forever be a special part of Oishei Children's Hospital."
Patricia Allen passed away on Nov. 7, 2020, the night before the Bills hosted Seattle. Her grandson made the decision to suit up that Sunday. Allen completed 30-of-38 passes for 415 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-34 victory over the Seahawks. The Firebaugh, Calif., native also found the end zone on the ground in the win.