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Israeli Bronze Medalist Has Heart of Gold

Yarden Gerbi (photo: screen capture)

Yarden Gerbi became an Israeli hero during the recent Rio Games with her bronze medal win in judo following an impressive display of strength and strategy. Now she’s making headlines for her impressive display of compassion: auctioning off her Olympic name tag and giving the money to a Tel Aviv hospital to purchase medical equipment for their pediatric cancer unit.

Gerbi — whose bronze during the Rio Games made her the second Israeli woman to win a medal at the Olympics — said donating the proceeds from the identification tag to the pediatric cancer treatment facility at Ichilov Hospital will make it “more special for society.”

After a recent visit with the children, Gerbi said in a Facebook post she was honored to meet the “real heroes who are fighting every single day to maintain their joy of life.”

“I don’t know how much money I’ll be able to raise, but any amount will help, even if it’s not much,” she said.

The bidding continues for another week, and the highest bid is already up to $13,000.  

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