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Lewis Hamilton Sends Formula 1 Car To Home Of Terminally Ill Fan

Lewis Hamilton Sends Formula 1 Car To Home Of Terminally Ill Fan

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Lewis Hamilton's biggest fan Harry Shaw, the inspirational five-year old who has been sent a Formula One car after he "inspired" his idol.

Shaw, who is battling a rare form of terminal cancer, posted a good luck message to the British driver ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix at the weekend.

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Hamilton soon picked up on the message and later replied, saying he was "super inspired" by the Instagram post.

In the clip, Harry says: "Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck winning the race in Spain and thank you for all of the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye."

Hamilton soon replied to Shaw's message, saying: "Harry, you don't know how much this message means to me buddy.

"Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry. 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.

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"Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis "


Moments after the race, the Mercedes driver dedicated victory to the five-year-old, who has now returned from hospital to spend his final days at home.

"Today, I was just super-inspired by this kid that sent me a message. He was my spirit angel." Hamilton said.

As well as sending the youngster a message, Hamilton and his team flew over a Formula One car to his home in Redhill, Surrey.

An incredible gesture for an incredible young lad.

Harry's dad, James, and his mother Charlotte, couldn't thank Hamilton enough for his gesture.

"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." said James via BBC.

"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." said Charlotte.

Image: Sky News
Image: Sky News

On 29 April 2019, the five-year-old was given one week to live after a nine month battle against Ewing's Sarcoma; a rare bone cancer.

Despite this terminal diagnosis he's still fighting to stay alive.

Harry's parents set up Harry's Giant Pledge working with giantpledge.com and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Their aim is to raise money for research into Ewing's Sarcoma and other childhood cancers to ensure children like Harry have a better chance of surviving.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: F1, Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1, Car

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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