April 10, 2020 By Christian Murray
Council Member Costa Constantinides posted on twitter last night that his wife—-who has a number of pre-existing conditions– is seriously ill with coronavirus.
Constantinides, a private person who typically doesn’t use social media to discuss his family, posted that his wife Lori has been in hospital with COVID-19 since Saturday. He noted that she is in stable condition, although she is on oxygen and hasn’t been aware enough to speak. He added that she has diabetes and is in need of a kidney transplant.
The virus has wreaked havoc on his family. The council member was struck with the virus last week and has been self isolating.
“With both of us sick with COVID-19, I haven’t seen my son in 12 days. He hasn’t seen his mom in 5 days. I know I’m one of the lucky ones that I’m on the mend hopefully but some prayers for my wife…” he tweeted.
Constantinides, known for his humbleness and quiet demeanor, noted that the disease has affected many families in Queens and New York.
“I’ll be praying for all of them,” he posted. “Please social distance. It’s life or death.”
Constantinides has received plenty of support.
“We love you and your blessed family my brother,” tweeted Council Member Barry Grodenchik. “We are all praying for a speedy and complete healing of your dear wife.”
State Sen. Michael Gianaris posted: “Thinking of you and praying for you, Lori and Nico. Stay strong and lean on your extended neighborhood family. We’re here for you.”
I usually dont post about my family much but this is my amazing wife Lori. Shes been in the hospital with Covid-19 since Saturday on oxygen and she hasnt been aware enough to speak since then. She’s stable but it is a very scary time in our house. pic.twitter.com/NGS3S8JUmq
— Costa Constantinides (@Costa4NY) April 10, 2020
Our Prayers are with you and your family.
Let us all pray for this family. And trust our heroic healthcare workers will save them and many others.
I hope she feels better soon. Elmhurst hospital and Mount Sinai of Queens have such good reputations and some of the best care for local residents like yourself. I assume that is where she went or taken to. Cover your mouth with cloth when you head out.
I knew Costa and his parents and sister when they were children. We lived in the same building. He was friends with my children, Denian, Heather, and Vanessa. So proud of him as Councol Member. His father wiykd be so oriyd. I’m praying for his wife and fir him as well as his son. God Bless!
DEAR COSTA,I AM SO SORRY TO EAR OF YOUR DEAR LORI CONDITION,IHOPE SHE GETS BETTER SOON.BE STRONG HAVE FAITH THE GOOD LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,I WILL PRAY FOR YOU & FAMILY
Costa-I wish your wife a speedy recovery.
Prayers going out to you and your family 🙏🙏
Praying for your wife 🙏🙏