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Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots Star, Joins Ranks Of Boston Marathon Rescuers

  • 04.16.13 10:20 AM EDT


Joe Andruzzi, former three-time Super Bowl-winning NFL offensive guard for the New England Patriots and leader of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation for cancer research, was one of many who helped those in need at The Boston Marathon yesterday. 

He may not want to be considered a hero, but his actions, along with all of those that selflessly responded yesterday, are what keeps us going. Here's what Andruzzi had to say about yesterday's horrific events:

“Marathon Monday should be about uplifting stories, personal challenges and fundraising milestones, but today’s bombings irrevocably changed that. While I appreciate the interest in hearing our perspective on today's horrific events, the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless individuals - first responders, medics, EMTs, runners who crossed the finish line and kept on running straight to give blood, and the countless civilians who did whatever they could to save lives. They were the true heroes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy."
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