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Terminally ill fan gets to experience Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 car at home

By on October 25, 2019

first_img Press Trust of India SurreyMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 19:01 IST Harry Shaw also got signed photographs and a Mercedes cap from Lewis Hamilton (F1 Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Shaw, the 5-year-old Lewis Hamilton fan, is suffering from a rare form of terminal bone cancerHarry had sent a good luck message to Hamilton on Instagram from his hospital bed before the Spanish GPMercedes later arranged for one of its cars to be flown to Harry’s homeIn a touching gesture, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have surprised a five-year-old boy in the UK with a rare form of terminal bone cancer by sending a Formula One car to his home for him to experience the vroom.Harry Shaw, from Surrey, sent Hamilton, a five-time Formula One World Champion, a good luck message on Instagram from his hospital bed.Harry, who has Ewing’s sarcoma, said in his video message: “Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck wining the race in Spain and thank you for the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye.”The boy has since moved back to his home for his final days, the BBC reported.For Harry This brave, inspiring young man was diagnosed with cancer in August 2018 and he’s not stopped fighting since!We’re supporting @HarrysPledge5 to raise money for research into Ewing’s Sarcoma and other childhood cancersPledge your support https://t.co/qQGXZIywYK pic.twitter.com/A13UmWSM1oMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 12, 2019Hamilton described Harry as his “spirit angel” as he dedicated his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to him on Sunday.”Harry, you don’t know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry,” Hamilton tweeted.”I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis”.advertisementTerminally ill Harry Shaw sent @LewisHamilton and @MercedesAMGF1 a good luck message ahead of the Spanish Grand PrixThey responded by sending his car and winning trophy to Harry’s homeHarry’s fundraising page: https://t.co/cSCVkMSt7F@PA pic.twitter.com/K0b2oNmMgLFormula 1 (@F1) May 13, 2019Mercedes later arranged for one of its cars to be flown to Harry’s home, where he is also expected to be presented with Hamilton’s winning trophy from the Barcelona race, the report said.In April, Harry’s parents were told he had just one week left to live.Harry’s father, James Shaw, said: “I don’t know Lewis, but I think what we’ve seen is what a genuine, decent, lovely person he is.”That was a heartfelt message he did and he won that Grand Prix for Harry and that means a lot.”#thumbsup pic.twitter.com/WS2IQtWwxzHarry Shaw (@HarrysPledge5) May 13, 2019Charlotte Shaw, Harry’s mother, said: “It’s brought smiles into his life at a time when there’s a limited amount of fun to be had, to be perfectly honest.”She said gifts including signed photographs and a Mercedes cap first brought smiles, adding: “It just went from there, really.”It’s just got bigger and bigger and better and better and the smiles have got broader and broader.”It’s so special to see Harry enjoying himself.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Next Terminally ill fan gets to experience Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 car at homeLewis Hamilton described Harry Shaw as his “spirit angel” as he dedicated his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to him on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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