The extremely rare gesture of an Olympic medalist in the face of a child’s distress

An athlete with a big heart … Friday August 6, 2021, Maria Andrejczyk won the silver medal in the javelin at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. If the Polish star is proud to have won the holy grail, she decided to sell her medal in order to raise funds that she will donate to the fundraising campaign in order to finance the operation of a sick child. Eight-month-old Miloszek Malysa suffers from a heart problem. While her parents want to send her to the United States for her surgery, the cost of the surgery is very high. Indeed, they should spend more than 330,000 euros …

While Miloszek Malysa’s parents have already been able to count on the generosity of the family of another child who unfortunately died, Maria Andrejczyk announced on Facebook that she was launching the auction for her medal at 44,000 euros. Finally, it was on August 16 that the Polish athlete ended the auction after Zabka Polka supermarkets won the bid by offering more than 106,000 euros for the star’s silver medal. Happy, the 25-year-old explained: “Miloszek Małysa’s family will receive the amount as soon as possible and will be able to fly to the United States. I will be eternally grateful. This medal is a symbol of hardship, hope and pursuit of dreams despite adversity. I hope she will be a symbol to you of the life we ​​have fought for together. ”

Maria Andrejczyk: “The true value of a medal remains in the heart”

On Polish television, Maria Andrejczyk could not contain her joy as she revealed that she was happy that her gesture could save a life. She said: “The true value of a medal remains in the heart. A medal is just an object, but it can be of great value to others. This money can save lives, instead. let him take the dust in a closet. That’s why I decided to give it to help this sick child. ”

Maria Andrejczyk © Instagram

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