G Cover Former Patriots player is there for cancer patients ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Huang 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. Steve Haines for The Boston Globe 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. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe In 2007, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma. STEVE LIPOFSKY /lipofsky.com After a year of intensive treatment, Andruzzi’s cancer was gone. He kept visiting patients and started his foundation. CHRISTOPHER HUANG/FILE 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.