Lewis Hamilton and his team Mercedes have gifted a young ill boy with a F1 car to fulfil his dream.
Harry Shaw, a five year old from Redhill, Surrey, who suffers from a rare form of terminal cancer. Got to fulfil a lifetime dream of having his own Formula 1 car courtesy of Lewis Hamilton and his team at Mercedes.
The young lad sent Lewis Hamilton a good luck message via Instagram from his hospital bed. The reigning Formula 1 champion was indeed touched by the message and the unfortunate condition of little Harry as he called him his ‘spirit animal’. He also dedicated his win in the Spanish Grand Prix to him.
After the race Mercedes 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.
In April doctors told Harry’s Parents he had just one week left to live and 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.”
Charlotte 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.”
The family of Harry Shaw has set up a charity page to raise money for research into the deadly disease and have so far raised more than £15,000.
Mercedes tweeted they were supporting the fundraising drive.