Bills fans' charity leaves lasting mark on Allen

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Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN

Following the outpouring of support after the death of his grandmother, Bills quarterback Josh Allen professed his love for the city of Buffalo and the people in it.

He isn’t ready to leave that love behind.

Allen said Wednesday that he would like to play out his career with the Bills, his declaration coming two years after they made him the highest-drafted quarterback in franchise history.

In honor of Allen’s grandmother, Bills fans donated money to Oishei Children’s Hospital, mostly in increments of $17, representing Allen’s jersey number. The donations began Sunday night; as of Wednesday afternoon, the hospital had received more than $300,000.

“My family is forever engraved here, myself included. I don’t ever want to leave,” Allen said. “I want to play for as long as I can and give back to this community and Bills Mafia.”

“My family is forever engraved here, myself included. I don’t ever want to leave,” Josh Allen said of Buffalo after fans donated more than $300,000 to Oishei Children’s Hospital in his grandmother’s memory. AP Photo/John Munson

Allen is currently the NFL’s third-leading passer, with 2,587 yards and 19 touchdowns against five

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