Maria Brown races minis but was forced to take a break after her son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
A little while ago we bought you the story of Maria Brown. Maria is just returning to motorsport racing with minis and wants to use her influence to raise awareness of the condition and charities that have helped her along the way, including Cerebra.
We were pleased to hear that the launch of Maria’s project at the international Autosport show, with the car on the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) stand, was an amazing success. Maria’s car attracted an unprecedented amount of attention by both the show visitors and media. She was also interviewed on the rising stars stage and the Motorsport news stage, where they were celebrating sixty years of publishing.
Maria is now on a quest to raise the necessary funds to ensure that I can afford to compete in the entire 2015 season. She is looking forward to the prospect, and to be able to have her son at all of the events will be very fulfilling for her.
Maria said: “In life the unexpected can happen, in my case my whole world was turned upside down. I hope to act as an example to those who have dreams to never give up. This is an amazing opportunity for me to show that with the right motivation anyone can face adversity and still achieve their dreams, with belief and faith in themselves. I am so humbled by the unbridled support for my project and the effort and time that so many have dedicated to make this all possible, I cannot thank them enough. Being able to sit on the start grid again was a distant dream and now I am about to contest a championship, totally unbelievable. I love my little man with all my heart and can’t wait for him to see mummy race it will be a very proud moment for both of us.”