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Joe Andruzzi with cancer survivor Jackie Mullen in 2011. The former Patriot and his wife have been helping families of cancer patients pay their day-to-day bills since 2008.
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Andruzzi with 6 year-old Ethan Bairos in 2011. Andruzzi started visiting cancer patients as a Patriots player and stuck around after the cameras stopped rolling.
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In 2007, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma.
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After a year of intensive treatment, Andruzzi’s cancer was gone. He kept visiting patients and started his foundation.
Abdruzzi (right) at Children’s Hospital with (from left) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Drs. Laura McCullough and Elizabeth Mullen, and cancer patient Katie Johnson in 2010.
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