Poland’s feminine javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned her silver medal to assist coronary heart surgical procedure of an eight-month-old child. The Polish Olympian had lately gained the medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The star athlete has garnered over 2.5 million (£250,000) from medal auctions, whereas the kid’s surgical procedure requires round 2086 million (280,000 kilos).
Maria Andrejczyk had completed fourth on the 2016 Rio Olympics as she failed by 2cm to safe herself a spot (a minimum of a bronze medal) on the podium. She needed to later overcome bone most cancers to resurrect her javelin profession.
“The true value of a medal always remains in the heart,” she instructed Polish TV, in accordance with The Instances.
“A medal is only an object, but it can be of great value to others. This silver can save lives, instead of collecting dust in a closet.
“That’s the reason I made a decision to public sale it to assist sick kids.”
The 25-year-old, after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, said on her Facebook page that she started a fundraiser for wee Polish kid named Miloszek, who needs to undergo a heart surgery at Stanford Hospital in America. On Facebook, Maria wrote: “Miloszek has a severe coronary heart defect, he wants an operation.
“He already has a head start from Kubus – a boy who didn’t make it in time but whose amazing parents decided to pass on the funds they collected.
“And on this means, I additionally wish to assist. It is for him that I’m auctioning my Olympic silver medal.”
As per a report in nzherald.co.nz, the chain store that won the medal auction told Maria that she could keep the her silver medal.
“We had been moved by the gorgeous and very noble gesture of our Olympian,” a spokesperson mentioned.