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Latest Update Of Michael Schumacher Health Condition: F1 Driver Is Showing 'Precious Signs of Progress'

( [email protected] ) Jun 18, 2015 08:34 PM EDT
Ever since Michael Schumacher's tragic accident in December of 2013, there has been reports on his progress.  Some of the news is bad, and some of it is good.  For the most part, the news has been that Michael Schumacher's Health Update is progressing, but it is going to be a slow process.
Latest new about Michael Schumacher's health condition Reuters

Ever since Michael Schumacher's tragic accident in December of 2013, there has been reports on his progress.  Some of the news is bad, and some of it is good.  For the most part, the news has been that Michael Schumacher's Health Update is progressing, but it is going to be a slow process. 

The Telegraph reports that since the year after coming out of his coma, Michael Schumacher has been showing "precious signs of progress".  The progress has been slow as Bernie Ecclestone, F1's chief executive and friend of Schumacher visited the racer immediately following the accident, but had nothing but sad news to report. According to the Vine Report, Ecclestone has refused to visit Schumacher since then. 

Ecclestone's visit was back in December 2013, and on June 16th of last year, Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager, confirmed that he left the hospital in Grenoble, France,  and moved to a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland.  It was in November of last year when Kehm stated that "progress has been made in the past weeks and months" but there was still "a long and difficult road ahead". 

There hasn't really been much specific details on Michael Schumacher's condition.  There was a report last year made by Philippe Streiff, a former F1 driver who was also paralyzed in a testing accident in 1989, who stated that Schumacher did not have the power of speech, but started to recognize those close to him.  Kehm was quick to say that Streiff's comments were "factually wrong" and constantly states that Schumacher is in for "a long time and a hard fight". 

Meanwhile, Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick is starting his own races. Unfortunately, Mick recently suffered a fracture in his right hand during a Formula 4 race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria after he was hit by Thomas Priening and the vehicle was damaged.  Mick Schumacher has lost his wings, and thought is "was a shame my race had to end so early". 

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.

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.