Vladimir Konstantinov became a Stanley Cup champion on June 7th, 1997. Six days later, he was at a charity golf outing, and on his way home, his limousine crashed into a tree.
Konstantinov wasn’t expected to survive, but he did and has since surpassed all expectations. Konstantinov has re-learned how to walk thanks to great physiotherapists and health care, but things have changed.
Due to changes in the Michigan automobile insurance laws, Konstantinov and his family will incur more care costs. Konstantinov needs help walking, eating, drinking, and brushing his teeth. A caregiver also stays awake while he sleeps if he needs to walk to the bathroom.
Now, Red Wings fans have a unique opportunity to acquire an autographed item from Konstantinov and, in the meantime, gets a chance to help Konstantinov and his family.
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According to Detroit Hockey Now, people who donate $50 to the Konstantinov Special Needs Trust will receive a signed Konstantinov photo.
Those who donate will also receive a signed hockey card. If you donate $75, you’ll receive a 1997 Stanley Cup puck signed by Konstantinov or Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman.
Those who make a $200 donation receive a signed Konstantinov Detroit Red Wings jersey.
According to Detroit Hockey Now, the signings are held in conjunction with sportsgraphing.com, and $65,000 has already been raised for the Vladimir Konstantinov Special Needs Trust.
It’s the perfect holiday gift for any Red Wings fan, and it also helps a true icon on getting the care he so desperately needs and deserves.
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