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Olympic windsurfer auctions medal to help sick five year-old

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Peter Gentle 14.09.2012 12:40
Women's Olympic windsurfing bronze medalist Zofia Klepacka is to auction her medal, to pay for treatment for her five year-old neighbour suffering from cystic fibrosis.

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“Before the Olympics in London, I promised Zuza that if I got a medal I would sell it,” Zofia said, Thursday, as she announced that she would be auctioning the medal and collecting money for treatment for the sick five year-old, Zuzanna Bobińska.

“I am very pleased that, despite the obstacles at the end of the race, when I took the wrong route, I managed to get on the podium. Thanks to that I can now help.”

The treatment “is very expensive, so I hope that the money raised from the auction will help Zuza,” the 26-year-old windsurfer from the YKP Warsaw said.

Zofia has known her young neighbour from birth.

“When I learned from her mother about the disease, even then I thought: what can I do to help?”

The auction process will last untill 18 October and the Olympic bronze medalist is currently building a web site here to coordinate the charity action. (pg)

tags: London 2012
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