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Olympian tries to auction medal to pay for infant’s heart surgery, gets wonderful surprise

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Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk won a silver medal in women’s javelin at the Tokyo Olympics, but she’s proved she has a heart of gold after using her platform to help a child in need.

The 25-year-old athlete announced on Aug. 11 that she would be raising money for Miłoszek Małysa, an 8-month-old Polish boy who desperately needs expensive heart surgery in the U.S.

And the way she planned to do that was by auctioning off her medal to the highest bidder.

“Miłoszek … has a serious heart defect, he needs an operation,” Andrejczyk wrote on Facebook. “It’s for him that I am auctioning my Olympic silver medal.”

The boy’s family had already raised about half the necessary amount to pay for the procedure and travel costs, which came to $385,000, according to Fox News.

Andrejczyk’s decision to auction off her medal wasn’t a difficult one, as she had her sights set on what truly mattered.

“The true value of a medal always remains in the heart,” Andrejczyk said,

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