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Joe Andruzzi visits Hasbro Children's Hospital

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Nicole Gerber

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PROVIDENCE -Kids receiving cancer treatments at Hasbro Children's Hospital got a visit today from a former patriot...and former hospital patient himself.

Three-time Super Bowl champion Joe Andruzzi and his wife spent time with young patients this afternoon...handing out hugs, autographs, and even some Super Bowl rings to try on.

It's all a part of his foundation, which provides grants to cancer patients and their families during treatment...something that Joe is no stranger to himself.

"It somewhat clicks with them a little bit that, you know, I was sick too," he said. "And now, look how good I look. I've got my hair back, and got everything back...it inspires them and helps them move forward."

Since 2012 the Joe Andruzzi Foundation has provided more than $100,000 in financial assistance to 138 patient families living or receiving treatments in Rhode Island.

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