That’s the thought behind Friends of Jaclyn, an organization which sets up college or high school sports teams with children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors.
With more than 230 children “adopted” by teams, the foundation has touched the lives of countless individuals. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is among them.
“There’s nothing better than being a part of a team, and these are relationships where the kids give as much to the team as the team does to them,” Belichick said at the first annual Boston gala for Friends of Jaclyn, where he was the honorary chair. “To enable a child to be part of a team and for the [players] on the team to experience the strength of what they’re going through, I think it’s a great idea, a great concept.”
To learn more about the foundation, watch the video below and read Kathryn Tappen‘s story on the foundation by clicking here.