I'LL BEAT CANCER FOR MY BABY; EXCLUSIVE: PAUL STEWART ON HIS BATTLE.THE son of motor racing motor racing n (BRIT) → carreras fpl de coches; automovilismo
motor racing motor n (Brit) → course f automobile legend Jackie Stewart Sir John Young Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish former racing driver. spoke for the first time yesterday of his determination to beat cancer.
As he celebrated the christening christening: see baptism. of his son, Zack, proud father Paul Stewart Paul Stewart is the name of many notable people:
Paul, diagnosed with bowel cancer only two weeks ago, said his love for gorgeous wife Victoria and sons Dylan, five, Lucas, three, and new baby Zac have given him the strength to fight the killer disease.
As his close friend, British Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see British Grand Prix (disambiguation).
The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. winner David Coulthard David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, born March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, is a Scottish Formula One racing driver. He is a successful driver in the current era of the sport with 13 grand prix victories. , cradled Zac in his arms, Paul said: "I only found out I had cancer a few weeks ago, so it is still a bit of a shock.
"I have only just started my therapy and I am sure the worst is still to come. The next few months are going to be tough but as long as I have my family beside me, I'll get through it."
Paul added: "I am keeping very positive because the way I see it is that there are a lot of people worse off than me.
"I am lucky that I have the love and support of my wife and boys. The doctors have told me my chances of beating this thing are very good and I am determined to beat it."
Paul spoke exclusively to the Record as the Stewart clan enjoyed a family reunion Often an annual event, a family reunion takes place on a specified day each year for the purpose of keeping an extended family closer together. Some reunions may be held less often. . A host of celebrity guests shared in his joy on one of the happiest days of his life.
Last night Victoria, who married Paul in 1993, said: "Paul's foresight to go to the doctor for a check up probably saved his life.
"He knew that he could not put it off for the sake of his children.
"It was awful for him and very degrading but he went through it for us. We are so proud of him."
She added: "If anyone can beat this thing, it's Paul. He is the bravest person I know and he is an inspiration to everyone. He is my hero.
"Paul is very single minded and when he decides to do something, nothing will get in his way. There is nothing more important to Paul than his family and spending as much time as possible with his boys."
She also paid tribute to the support given by Paul's father Jackie and his mother Helen.
Victoria said: "Paul, myself, Jackie and Helen are all determined to see this through and look forward to a future together. Doctors are hopeful that Paul will beat this because it has been caught early enough."
Former racing champ Paul is being treated for bowel cancer at the world-famous Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic: see Mayo, Charles Horace.
voluntary association of more than 500 physicians in Rochester, Minnesota. [Am. Hist.: EB, 11: 723]
See : Medicine in Minnesota, America.
Doctors made the diagnosis after tests on a recurring stomach problem.
Paul will start to lose his hair today - two weeks after his first session of chemotherapy.
Victoria added: "He should lose all his hair by Friday but he will still be the same person to us. It won't change him. We will probably be shocked for about two minutes and then we will just get on with it.
"I will look at him and think that it is normal. He got his hair cut really short last week so that it wouldn't be such a shock. Paul isn't really bothered about losing his hair - he has more important things to worry about.
"He has already told the boys that daddy will go bald because of his illness. It makes it easier for them when their classmates Classmates can refer to either:
Paul still has another five chemotherapy sessions to endure. And Victoria will be by his side every step of the way.
She said: "We will have to go over to America every three weeks for check-ups and chemotherapy. Each session only takes about two hours but every time we go across, we will have to spend a day and a half before flying home.
"It is going to be hard on both of us, it will be difficult being apart from the boys but we will get through it. I will all be worth it in the end."
Since announcing his illness, Paul has been flooded by letters of support and special messages from fans.
Victoria said: "The letters were extremely touching and some of the words had me in floods of tears. I have never experienced anything like it. Having so much support around him means a lot of Paul. He is very grateful for every letter he receives."
Paul, who ran the Jaguar Racing Jaguar Racing was a Formula One team that competed in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2000 to 2004. It was formed from the purchase by Ford of Jackie Stewart's Stewart Grand Prix Formula One team in June 1999. Team with his three-times world racing champion father, stepped down as chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of the team after being told of his illness.
Former Formula One champion Jackie, 60, said Paul's recovery was the "single most important thing" in the life of the Stewart family.
He added: "Fortunately Paul is in the best possible hands at the clinic. His mother Helen and I, as well as his brother Mark, and Paul's wife Victoria, have complete confidence in his doctors and we are optimistic that he can overcome this illness and carry on living life to the full."
The treatment for a malignant lymphoma malignant lymphoma
See lymphoma. is expected to take three months.
Paul was a winner in Formula Ford 2000 and in Formula 3, but he failed to emulate his father's success and he opted in 1994 to concentrate on team management. Two years later he and his father created Stewart Grand Prix Stewart Grand Prix is a former Formula One constructor and racing team. The team was formed by three times Formula One champion Jackie Stewart and his son Paul Stewart in 1996. The team competed in F1, as the Ford works-supported team, for only three seasons, from 1997 to 1999. .Ford bought the Stewart team for more than pounds 60million last season and rebranded it for the 2000 season as Jaguar.
Paul, who wore a formal grey suit and tartan tie, beamed with delight yesterday as his son was baptised Adj. 1. baptised - having undergone the Christian ritual of baptism
baptized Zac McGregor Stewart at St Mary's RC Church in Woburn Sands Woburn Sands is a settlement that is mainly in the Borough of Milton Keynes, England, and is located to the south-east of Milton Keynes itself, near Wavendon. The county boundary between Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire runs through, the town so that the smaller part , Bedfordshire, near the family home.
Victoria looked stunning in a lilac jersey and matching silk skirt as she stood at the font with her two eldest sons Dylan and Lucas.
The 20-minute service was kept short and simple for the benefit of almost half the congregation which was made up of children of all ages.
intr.v. dot·ed, dot·ing, dotes
To show excessive fondness or love: parents who dote on their only child.
[Middle English doten. dad Paul clung to little Zac as Canon Stan Condon wet the baby's head and anointed "Anointed" redirects here. For the process of anointing, see Anointing.
Anointed is a Contemporary Christian music duo consisting of siblings Steve and Da'dra Crawford. Their musical style includes elements of R&B, funk, and piano ballads. his chest and brow as a mark of strength and spiritual welcoming.
His father Jackie and wife Helen were accompanied by their younger son TV producer brother Mark, 32, his wife Anne and their daughter Leona.
Also among his close friends were Formula One ace Coulthard - who was still in triumphant form after his British Grand Prix victory on Easter Sunday - and his model girlfriend Heidi Wichlinski.
Canon Condon said: "It was a lovely service, very friendly and relaxed.
"Little Zac was very well behaved. He never cried once during the baptism. His dad Paul held him throughout the service. He was obviously very proud and his mum Victoria stood at the font with their other two boys who were also very mannerly man·ner·ly
Having or showing good manners. See Synonyms at polite.
With good manners; politely.
He added: "I spoke to David Coulthard after the service to congratulate him on his victory. He was very nice and we had a laugh and a joke together.
"There was an awful lot of children at the service but they were all well behaved and quiet. I kept the service nice and short to save the youngsters from getting bored."
Little Zac will have plenty of adoring godparents godparents npl the godparents → los padrinos
godparents npl the godparents → le parrain et la marraine
godparents npl watching over him in the future - four were chosen, but only three were able to attend the service.
They included friend and neighbour Lady Stephanie Russell, wife of Lord Robin Russell, Victoria's long-standing friend Serena Fresson and racing driver Gil de Ferran Gil de Ferran (born November 11, 1967) in Paris, France to Brazilian parents, is a former racing driver. De Ferran was the 2000 and 2001 Champ Car champion driving for the Penske Honda Team and the winner of the 2003 Indianapolis 500. .
Zac's other Godfather Patrick Planche, Paul's best friend and old school pal was detained elsewhere and sent his apologies for missing the big day.
Victoria said: "It was fantastic being surrounded by all our friends.
"Some people had suggested we put off the Christening because of Paul's illness but there was no way.
"Paul really enjoyed himself and was so proud of his children. It was good for him to be with the people he loves.
"He was really pleased to see David Coulthard. They are close friends and he has been a great help to him after finding out about the cancer."
Yesterday, Coulthard cradled little Zac - but vowed to dump his nice guy image.
A long-standing friend of the Stewart family, he said he planned to show "who was boss" on the race track while clearly being captivated cap·ti·vate
tr.v. cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing, cap·ti·vates
1. To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at charm.
2. Archaic To capture. by the six-month-old baby.
The Scot cut his Grand Prix winning celebrations short to make sure he attended the ceremony.
With stunning fiancee Heidi looking on as he held the infant, Coulthard, 29, fired off a stern warning to German rival Michael Schumacher.
Now second to Schumacher in the drivers table, Coulthard said: "If Michael thinks he's got the title wrapped up, he'd better think again. "
And he said of his nice guy image: "Of course there is a place for that and in many ways I'll never change. But I know I've got to get tougher on the track and not be scared to show people who is boss."
Triple world champion Jackie Stewart, the last Scot to wear the Formula One crown 27 years ago, said: "David's win was terrific.
"I've never doubted his ability and his performance at Silverstone definitely makes him one of the contenders for the championship."