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On April 12, 2019, the Salina Police Department was hit with the news that one of our own, Randy Constantino (Badge #879), has a very large, and life threatening, brain tumor.
Doctors believe it is one of two kinds; either Astrocytoma or Acoustic Neuroma. Our understanding is they will not know which until they do surgery, which will need to take place as soon as possible.
If the surgery is successful, Randy is looking at a long road to recovery. He has been told the absolute soonest that he will be able to return to work is 2020.
Randy is an 8 year veteran of the department, currently working in patrol as a Field Training Officer. He is also a SWAT Negotiator and part of the specialized Bike Patrol. He is one of the best people I know and was one person who continually checked on me and offered assistance to me in my own personal time of crisis.
Please join me in helping relieve some of the financial stress that comes along with receiving terrible news such as this. Contributions will be used to cover medical and travel expenses for Randy and his family as they anticipate making many trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota over the next several days, weeks, and months to get the best medical care possible.
Randy and Rachel would like everyone to know that their faith in God is helping them and their family get through this difficult time, and any prayers are appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
We've had good and bad news today. The good news is the doctors at KU think it's benign and is an acoustic neuroma based on location, characteristics, and size, however they still will not know until surgery. Because it's so large they will have to do two surgeries. The bad news is that they do not think he has a chance of hearing and will have facial paralysis on one side. The doctor said there is a 5-10 percent chance of a stroke during surgery or brain fluid leak. They are in good spirits and are currently on their way to Mayo Clinic to meet with four additional doctors. They would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and prayers.
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