Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen found out his grandmother passed away the day before his team was set to play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
He went on to play with a heavy heart, throwing for over 400 yards and three touchdowns and leading the Bills to arguably the biggest win of his young career. Bills Mafia found out about what happened from Sean McDermott after the game and got to work.
Since then there have been over $300,000 in donations made to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Allen’s honor because of all the work he’s done with the hospital since he arrived in Buffalo. Oishei created a special $17 donation tab for fans specifically looking to donate in Allen’s name.
Allen took to Twitter on Monday to send his heartfelt thank you to those fans: “At a loss for words. Buffalo, I love you.”
At a loss for words. Buffalo, I love you. https://t.co/HdhoK0zUp3
— Josh Allen (@JoshAllenQB) November 9, 2020
McDermott said that after the team finished evening meetings on Saturday he found out what happened. He called Allen right away.
“I called Josh and just asked him where he was on it. I expressed my sympathy to him, as well as his family and he said he wanted to play,” McDermott revealed. “He just felt like he was gonna have to compartmentalize for the better part of 24 hours to get through the game and that’s what he did. Then he was emotional after the game – not an easy thing to play through.”
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