Saudi teenage boy meets F1 champion during treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Current Formula 1 world champion, Nico Rosberg, visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London this month to help brighten the day of children being treated, including Saudi teenage boy Saud.
Saud, who is suffering from an immunodeficiency disorder was thankful to meet Rosberg during his stay at GOSH, one of the few world-class hospitals for children suffering from rare, complex or multiple conditions.
Following the introduction to the world champion, Saud said: “It was great fun and was the first time I was able to meet an international sports personality.”
As his first visit to the hospital, Rosberg was blown away by the patients and medical staff he spent time with at GOSH.
“Great Ormond Street Hospital is truly an inspiring place and I’m delighted to have been able to meet some of the amazing children currently being treated here. I’ve been fortunate to meet many GOSH patients over the years at Silverstone so it’s fantastic to be able to visit the hospital in person,” Rosberg said.
GOSH has a long standing partnership with Formula 1 and also receives continued support from celebrities across the world who regularly visit children like Saud to keep them smiling during treatment. The hospital treats more than 1,500 children from the Middle East region each year.