Polish javelin thrower who won silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics auctioned it to fund baby's heart surgery.
ByFunAsia 20 Aug 2021 08:52 AM 188

A Polish javelin thrower who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics sold it off to help raise funds for an 8-month-old’s life-saver heart surgery.

As indicated by an interpretation, Maria Andrejczyk, 25, posted on Facebook last week that she would sell her silver award to fund-raise for Miloszek Malysa's surgery at Stanford University Medical Center in California. Malysa's family said on a raising support page that the child experiences an uncommon and essential heart imperfection, and it had depleted all alternatives in Poland.

"Miłoszek has a genuine heart imperfection; he needs a surgery," Andrejczyk wrote, as per an English interpretation. "He as of now has an early advantage from Kubus – a kid who didn't make it in time yet whose astounding guardians chose to pass on the assets they gathered … And along these lines, I likewise need to help. It's for him that I am selling my Olympic silver award."

The Olympian said in her post that the child required 1.5 million zloty (around USD 383,000) to cover clinical costs and transportation to get the medical procedure in California. Andrejczyk added that a portion of the expense had effectively been brought up in the online pledge drive.

On Monday, she declared that the winner of the auction was Żabka, a Polish convenience store chain, with a $125,000 bid.

"It is with the best delight that ŻABKA, a little, huge store chain, I give you my award, which for me is an image of battle, confidence, and the quest for dreams regardless of numerous afflictions," she composed on Facebook.

Andrejczyk won silver in Tokyo with a toss of 64.61 meters. She recently positioned fourth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Żabka later said it would, in any case, give the assets, yet Andrejczyk could keep her Olympic medal.

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