Polish Olympian Auctions Silver Medal to Raise Money for Boy's Heart Surgery
Aug 24, 2021
Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has auctioned off her first Olympic medal to help raise money for a little boy's heart surgery.
Days after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Summer Games, the 25-year-old announced on Facebook that her goal was to raise $190,000 for Polish child Miloszek Małysa, 8 months, to go to the United States for life-saving surgery. Polish convenience store chain Zabka won the auction and contributed more than her goal. Zabka tweeted that they actually want Andrejczyk to hold onto her medal.