Detroit Red Wings fans raise over $65,000 for Vladimir Konstantinov after heartbreaking news

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.

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 09: Former Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman #19 and Vladimir Konstantinov embrace after a ceremony honoring Joe Louis Arena on April 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in the last NHL game at the arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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.

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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, 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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