Wow Catholic Polish Olympian Auctions the Silver Medal she Won for a Sick Baby who Needs Surgery - An Inspiration!
The Catholic Polish Olympian, Maria M. Andrejczyk won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as a javelin thrower. However, Maria Andrejczyk, age 25, put the medal up for auction to help save a baby's life. (See picture below) On August 11th, 2021, she wrote that she was raising funds for Miłoszek Małysa, an 8-month-old baby boy who needs to travel from Poland to Stanford University in California to have heart surgery.
Due to the kindness of a donor (ŻABKA - mały wielki sklep - a group of Polish Grocery stores) Andrejczyk raised the money, $125,000 USD, but was allowed to keep the medal. "Miłoszek has a serious heart defect, he needs an operation," Andrejczyk wrote on her Facebook Page. "And this is how I want to help too. It is for him that I am auctioning off my Olympic silver medal."