The last time we reported on Michael Schumacher, the former seven-time Formula 1 winner who was seriously injured in an accident over one year ago, we mentioned that he had some eye-movement. It would appear that there have been more developments since then including tears upon hearing his family.
According to CP Entertainment, Michael has showing some emotion after he hears the voices of his family members like his wife Corinna, daughter Gina Maria, and his son Mick. In fact, Michael Schumacher's ability to cry and his reaction to his loved ones is a sign of "valuable news" and a positive development in his recovery.
It is stated that his cries are sometimes mysterious, but Giorgio Terruzi from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra reports the cries are definitely "when he hears his children, his wife's voice, his dogs. In the silence of that room, a tear runs down his thin face at a known sound". Terruzi then stated "inside this [the tear] we can find...there is life, enclosed in a drop, there is the strength of a man who is moved and that moves each of us. We have his tears, his senses exposed."
For those who are unaware of Michael Schumacher's condition, his accident occurred on December 29, 2013 when he was skiing and struck a partially covered rock. Schumacher then lost control and crashed into another rock, shattering his helmet. He had a camera attached to his helmet that caught the footage of this collision, and it has been analyzed to show that the injury was indeed an accident. This accident caused a lot of brain damage as well as a coma that he awoke from on April 4, 2014, a process of reawakening that actually began in January of that year.
On the one-year anniversary of the accident, CNN reported a simple message for Michael Schumacher: keep fighting. Schumacher's wife Corinna and two teenage children Gina Marie and Mick chose not to release a statement on the anniversary of his accident on December 29, 2014. Schumacher's family was the center ring of a media circus, with the report of one journalist disguising himself as a priest to get access to Schumacher's bedside. For the most part, most of the media has chosen not to bother the family in the midst of this very difficult situation.
Other news also appears positive for Schumacher's progress, as Austosprint's editor-in-chief Alberto Sabbatini has some information based on "those who know and see him". Sabbatini reports that Michael isn't stuck in bed. When he is not undergoing physical therapy in order to avoid muscle atrophy, he "sits in a chair in front of the windows of his villa, overlooking on one side the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps, and on the other the shores of Lake Geneva".
Last November, the official Michael Schumacher website was relaunched in order to mark the 20th anniversary of the driver's first world championship. The site provides visitors a place to send messages to his wife and kids called "How to Wish Michael Well". Most of the official Michael Schumacher site is devoted to stories of him as a racing legend, but visitors can leave a personalized message by adding a hashtag of #keepfightingmichael to their tweets, which might take a while before it appears on the official site.
For those who want to send a message to the Schumacher family, feel free to the previously mentioned website and follow the instructions.