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A Greater Cause Spotlight: Brother Justin Constantine

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Military Heroes Campaign, News, Service, Top News

Brother Justin Constantine, Lt. Col, USMC (ret) (Lambda-Sigma, James Madison University, ‘90) is the epitome of Leadership and Service. In 2006, while serving in Iraq as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, Brother Constantine was shot by a sniper and lost his left eye, parts of his jaw, teeth, and tongue. His injuries were so severe that he was mistaken for dead by other patrol members and declared dead at the time. Brother Constantine survived thanks to his own tenacity and the aid of doctors, surgeons, and physical therapists.

This struggled prompted Brother Constantine to found the Veterans Success Resource Group (VSRG), a Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign beneficiary. VSRG is a specialized 501(c)3 charity and is recognized by the GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency, for its dedicated work in providing food, clothing, and other high demand items to veterans. Over the years, VSRG has amassed a database of more than 11,000 resources for veterans and their families. Kappa Sigma is proud to support our Brother and this wonderful organization through the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign.

Despite all that Brother Constantine has had to endure, and what he has been able to accomplish for others, he is now facing another challenge. Cancer is trying to do what a sniper could not. In January 2020, Brother Constantine was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. With conventional treatment proving unsuccessful, Brother Constantine and his wife, Dahlia, have turned to The Block Center in Chicago, IL for help. The costly expenses of this treatment and led to a GoFundMe campaign to help provide support to Brother Constantine, who has already sold his home, and his treatment. To learn more and contribute to the GoFundMe campaign, follow THIS LINK.