Former Patriots Player Helped Bombing Victims
Joe Andruzzi won 3 Super Bowl rings while playing for the New England Patriots. He was also diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2007. Andruzzi had also joined his three New York City Firefighter bothers during a ceremony heralding the return of football after the September 11 attacks. On Patriot's Day, he witnessed another tragedy and he sprang into action. He appeared in a viral photograph of Twitter carrying a victim to safety. He later posted on Twitter "Jen and I are safe. Thanks for all your tweets." He also thanked emergency personnel and released a statement thanking "countless individuals" who responded to bloodied and frightened marathon participants and their supporters.