The sacrifice of javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk, who auctioned the silver medal she won at the Olympic Games in order to pay for the heart surgery of an 8-month-old Polish baby, moves the readers.
The story of the athlete who sold her silver medal to save a baby’s life in Poland is emotional.
Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her Olympic silver medal to pay for heart surgery for an 8-month-old baby. The grocery chain named Zabka won the auction with $200,000.
The company named Zabka did not receive the medal despite winning the auction, and more than half of the amount required for the baby Miloszek’s surgery was met in this way.
Maria Andrejczyk Has Convided Cancer
Andrejczyk finished 4th at the 2016 Rio and was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2018. The athlete, who defeated cancer, won a silver medal in Tokyo.