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Polish Windsurfer Selling Bronze Medal To Help Neighbor (PHOTOS)

Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka celebrates her bronze medal on the podium after the RS:X sailing class at the London 2012 Olym
Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka celebrates her bronze medal on the podium after the RS:X sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games, in Weymouth on August 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

Polish windsurfer Zofia Noceti-Klepacka just won a bronze medal at the London Olympic Games in the woman's RS-X. And now, she wants to sell it.

Why, you ask?

It's not about the money. Noceti-Klepacka's biggest fan is Zuzia, a 5-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. She is also her neighbor. According to King 5 News, Zuzia has already had five operations and her mother can barely afford to buy the medicines that the little girl needs.

Noceti-Klepacka told the little girl's family before the London Olympic Games that if she won a medal, she would put it up for auction to help Zuzia, Polskie Radio reports.

"Zuzia is my neighbor, I know her since birth. I’ve seen that had problems, how many times was in the hospital, she spent much time there, her mom," she told Polskie Radio.

"Everyone here is praying that Zuzia survived. Now maybe you can not see it, but cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease before the Games and said that I was going to London after the medal for her," she said.

Noceti-Klepacka finished third, ahead of a windsurfer from the Ukraine, and fulfilled her promise.

H/T: Reddit

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