Eight-year-old's book for hero Schumacher prompts heartwarming response


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The eight-year-old boy who wrote a book for his hero, Michael Schumacher, has been sent a special letter from the family of the coma-restricted Formula One legend.

Aidan Gormley of Ulster wrote a book named 'Ferrari Adventure' in tribute to Schumacher, and he has now received a heartwarming response from the former driver's wife, Corinna.

Gormley, aged just eight, sent the book to the 45-year-old former Ferrari star, who is fighting to regain his health after spending nearly six months in a medically-induced coma.

The Schumacher family have all been greatly touched by the gesture from the Ulster boy - whose book's proceeds will all go to charity - and took the time to respond to him personally.

"I would like to thank you for your best wishes and your kind present, which help us to move forward in those difficult times," Corinna said, as reported by the Daily Express.

"It feels good to receive so many friendly wishes for recovery and other well-meant words."

Corinna added: "Our Michael is a fighter and he will never give up".

She added that it meant a lot to her family to receive such wonderful support from people, with Gormley getting his special letter as a thank you gesture.

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Aidan's book tells the story of a young car fanatic called Johnny, who's out on a day of adventure in his Ferrari.

"Johnny's favourite hobby is playing with fast cars," Aidan explained. "I got into a Ferrari at the launch for the book. It was class – I got to rev it.

"My friends have said about me being the first person from Holy Family to have a book published and my teacher said well done.

"I am pleased to have received the letter from Michael's wife. I hope he gets completely better."

Shauna Dunlop from the book's publishers, Emain Publications, said:"Aidan is truly inspirational and I'm sure local families and other aspiring young authors will truly delight in Ferrari Adventure."

Corinna spends hours each day by Michael's bedside, and was greatly moved by the book, the paper reports.

Schumacher recovered sufficiently from his coma to be moved to the Lausanne rehabiliation clinic in June where he reportedly remains immobile and mute.

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