(via INDYCAR.com) – James Hinchcliffe doesn’t let anything get in the way of brightening the day of young people who visit the Honda Indy Toronto through Make-A-Wish Canada.
For the last four years, Hinchcliffe and Honda Canada have supported Make-A-Wish Canada by raising funds through a signed firesuit-donation program. Friday was also Ontario Honda Dealers Fan Friday at the track, where fans gained general admission entry for a donation to Make-A-Wish Canada.
Hinchcliffe, the Verizon IndyCar Series driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, made time to visit a trackside suite to visit with some Make-A-Wish children visiting the street course at Exhibition Place.
“I’ve always admired the Make-A-Wish Foundation and all they do for kids,” Hinchcliffe said. “There is no group who appreciates your time more than those kids. There’s no one that can put a smile on your face or warm your heart like those kids.”
One of those in attendance – a young woman named Stephanie – made Hinchcliffe smile by adding to a gift she first gave Hinchcliffe in 2015 after his serious accident at practice for the Indianapolis 500.
“She was so thankful that I came (to visit in 2015), even though I was still recovering,” Hinchcliffe said. “She said it was very brave of me to do that, so she gave me some bravery beads. It was so touching to me, that someone going through (an illness) for their entire life thought I was brave for visiting while I was hurt. I’ve worn them ever since that day, and she gave me a few to add to the collection today.”