My niece, Katie, was a life-long fan of the New England Patriots, especially quarterback Tom Brady. In 2010, Tom and Joe Andruzzi, offensive guard, surprised Katie with a very personable and lengthy visit when she was at Boston Children’s Hospital. Here, Katie shows off Joe’s three Super Bowl rings (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX).
In Katie’s words, it was “the best day of my life!” I was lucky enough to be there, and seeing her joy made it one of the best days of my life, too. I will always be grateful to both Joe and Tom for their generosity in spending so much time with my dear Katie. And I will be rooting for the New England Patriots for Super Bowl 2015 (XLIX).
Feeling generous? Joe was treated for lymphoma by the same folks who worked with Katie. He now runs the Joe Andruzzi Foundation which provides help and hope to cancer patients . Take a look at the great work he is doing off the field.