By Tim Saunders on
Formula 1 champion Jenson Button has made a wish come true for a very special fan.
Button – patron of the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK – met a young man with a brain tumor for the organization last week. Shaun – who suffers from Craniopharyngioma – has been a huge fan of the driver since his early days, and got the chance to meet his hero through the amazing work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Shaun was taken by limousine to the headquarters of the Brawn GP Team in Northamptonshire and given a private viewing of a Brawn GP car – a rare privilege for any member of the public. He was also introduced to BBC F1 presenter Jake Humphrey and ex-England Rugby Union player Matt Dawson.
But it was Jenson Button that Shaun was there to meet – and when he did, he was in for a very special chat about driving, F1 and the pink shirt Shaun was wearing. Jenson revealed that his own father wears a similar shirt for luck on race days.
Make-A-Wish needs to raise at least £5 million every year in order to continue granting these magical wishes. You can make a donation by clicking here.
“I was so nervous I spent last week practising how to smile; now I can’t stop!” said Shaun. “What can you say when you get the chance to meet your hero? It was amazing!”
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