Paralympic hero to auction medal to pay for 11-year-old's cancer treatment

Update: October, 22/2019 - 08:11


Lê Văn Công (centre) receives his World Cup gold in 2016. — File Photo 

HÀ NỘI — World champion and Paralympic winner Lê Văn Công has decided to auction his power-lifting World Cup gold medal to raise money to treat a child cancer patient.

In a Facebook post yesterday, the multi-tournament champion writes: “I have thought a lot and today I decide to auction my 2016 World Cup gold which is a medal that I gained from great effort after months and years. It is one part of my disability.

“I hope the medal will find a new owner while my neighbour girl could have some money to fight her liver cancer disease.”

The girl is Đoàn Thị Bích Hương, an 11th grade student born in a poor family who can't afford to pay for her treatment.

“My auction starts today (October 21) and will end on October 31. I hope this auction will receive people’s attention, share and support from people,” he wrote.

People can join the event and support the girl here

Công is one of Viet Nam's most successful athletes with disabilities and is the world record-holder with a lift of 183.5kg in the men’s 49kg class. — VNS