Polish Discus Thrower Sells Rio Medal To Help Boy With Cancer

When Silver Is Actually Gold

When Silver Is Actually Gold

What is a silver medal the Olympics worth?

Well, clearly Polish discus thrower and Rio silver medalist, Piotr Malachowski, knows that whatever the value, a little boy's life is worth more...

How It Came To Be...

How It Came To Be...

The burly Pole began an auction last week to see if he could raise enough money by selling his medal in order to give this youngster a better chance at living.

He received a letter from the mother of a three-year-old cancer victim, Olek Szymanski, and was moved enough to do something about it.

Selfless

Selfless

“I fought for gold in Rio. Today I’m calling on everyone to fight for something even more precious,” he wrote in Polish in the Facebook post.

“If you help me, my silver medal may turn out to be more precious than gold for Olek".

He then went on to ensure readers that all the money raised would be used to fund treatment for the boy.

Success!

Success!

Later on, Piotr commented with "Success".

As he attempted to chase a price that would bridge the gap between the cost of the treatment and what the family of the boy had, in stepped a convincing third party.

 

When People Come Through For Other People They Don't Know

When People Come Through For Other People They Don't Know

The money needed was $126,000 (according to ESPN) and when Malachowski had 19K of the 84K they needed, Polish billionaire couple, Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, agreed to buy the medal and pay the remainder.

We kind of hope they let the big guy keep the medal.

Well done to everyone involved!