After Twitter account Chiefs Kingdom Memes suggested on Monday that Chiefs fans donate $13 to The Patricia Allen Fund, Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s foundation benefiting John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, members of the Chiefs Kingdom rallied in a big way.
Brayton Wilson, a reporter with WBEN in Buffalo, reached out to Allegra Jaros, the hospital’s president, who said that as of 2 p.m., they received more than $223,000 from over 12,000 donors.
Just spoke with President of @OCHBuffalo, Allegra Jaros, and as of 3 p.m. EST today, she says more than 12,000 donors have contributed more than $223,000 to the Patricia Allen Fund. #ChiefsKingdom #BillsMafia https://t.co/ayvP6sXDIv
— Brayton J. Wilson (@BraytonJWilson) January 26, 2022
Before that, the hospital tweeted that they received $178,000 from 9,800 donors in 24 hours from Kansas City fans.
An incredible $178,000 from over 9800 donors has been donated in just over 24 hours from #ChiefsKingdom Thank you all! These donations help the ongoing need and ensure our team has the tools, training and programs to care for the kids in WNY ️ pic.twitter.com/wWXvDXxjXF
— Oishei Children's Hospital (@OCHBuffalo) January 26, 2022
While the loss will stick with Bills’ fans until next season, the gesture from Chiefs fans will live with them for a lifetime.
HOW TO DONATE
If you’re a Chiefs fan looking to donate to the Patricia Allen fund, you can go to the website and choose a fixed or custom amount to give to the hospital.