The long awaited return of Racing For Kids to the Hill was all the more thrilling and enjoyable this year because of all the obstacles that needed to be overcome to bring it back for its 15th year! Uncertainty over the pandemic, a fire in our building the week before – we had a lot […]
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series driver Christina Nielsen is not only a talented racer, but also a compassionate young women who spent an hour Thursday entertaining a host of patients at Long Beach’s Miller Hospital for Children & Women.
The 25 year old Dane is the daughter of well-known endurance racer Lars-Eric Nielsen and drives for the Scuderia Corsa – Racing With Ferrari team.
Thursday, she delighted her crowd at Miller Hospital with stories of the exciting world of motorsports, communicating well and showing patience and passion for the youngsters, many of whom are enduring painful and protracted procedures on their way to recovery. Her calm demeanor with the kids was especially noticeable.
When asked if she had any special training with kids, Nielsen replied: “No. But I have a lot of nieces and nephew. I spend a lot of time with them.”
As Nielsen went from one child to another in the hospital, she recognized a youngster she’d seen Wednesday during an appearance at a local school. The boy’s brother, it turns out, is an Oncology Patient at Miller.
Signing autographs and posing for pictures, Nielsen easily won a whole new group of fans who will be pulling for her this year as she works to drive to the top of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.