Poland Olympian selling bronze medal to help sick neighbor

Poland Olympian selling bronze medal to help sick neighbor

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Polish bronze medalist Zofia Noceti-Klepacka with her 5-year-old neighbor Zuzia. Zuzia has cystic fibrosis. Zofia said she would sell her medal to help cover Zuzia's medical costs.

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by NBC News

KING5.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 10 at 2:02 PM

A Polish windsurfer who won a bronze medal at the London Games says she is going to sell it to help a young neighbor.

Zofia Noceti-Klepacka promised her 5-year-old neighbor that if she won a medal, she would auction it off to help with the girl’s Cystic Fibrosis treatments.

Little Zuzia has already undergone five operations and her mother struggles to buy the medicine Zuzia needs.

Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs and other organs. There is no cure.

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