Polish Olympian Malachowski auctions Rio medal to save a boy’s life

August 26, 2016 7:33 pm
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Just when you think all hope is lost in humanity, there comes a story that makes you believe and continue fighting in life. The recent case where Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who won silver at the Rio Olympics has auctioned off his medal to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer.

The 33-year-old world champion posted on his Facebook page that he moved to auction his prize after receiving a letter from the mother of a boy called Olek who had been battling eye cancer for two years and that treatment in New York was his only hope.

“I fought for gold in Rio. Today I’m calling on everyone to fight for something even more precious,” Malachowski wrote on Friday to announce the auction.

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