Duff: Konstantinov signing autographs to pay for his care

Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff reports that former Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov is signing autographs to help pay for his care:

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and his family are always seeking out methods of defraying some of the costs they are encountering in dealing with his ongoing medical issues. The ex-NHL All-Star defender suffered a career-ending brain injury in a 1997 limousine accident.

Signing his name is proving to be a wonderful way to make this happen. In partnership with SportsGraphing.com, Konstantinov is putting his signature to autographed items. Firstly, these are then sold to collectors. Secondly, all of the proceeds go to Konstantinov’s Special Needs Fund. Most importantly, this fund helps to cover the cost of therapies that are not included in the standard insurance provisions from the settlement following the accident.

Red Wings and Konstantinov fans all over the world have already helped to raise over $30,000 towards his special needs trust.

The latest round of Konstantinov autograph items are now available for purchase through SportsGraphing.com, with proceeds going to the Special Needs Fund.


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