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Latest Update On Michael Schumacher Health Condition: Ex-F1 Champ Shows 'Precious Signs of Progress' After Coming Out of Coma

( [email protected] ) Jul 09, 2015 08:55 PM EDT
Michael Schumacher is a champion race driver who is best remembered for winning seven world titles.  Five out of his seven were won with Ferrari between 2000-2004, with the other two were won with Benetton in 1994 and 1995.  The December 2013 skiing accident changed all that, and Michael Schumacher is now known as a fighter who is still in recovery.  This is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update.

Michael Schumacher is a champion race driver who is best remembered for winning seven world titles.  Five out of his seven were won with Ferrari between 2000-2004, with the other two were won with Benetton in 1994 and 1995.  The December 2013 skiing accident changed all that, and Michael Schumacher is now known as a fighter who is still in recovery.  This is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update.

The Telegraph reports that since the year after coming out of his coma, Michael Schumacher has been showing "precious signs of progress". 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 his manager 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". 

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.

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". 

A recent report from The Daily Mail revealed that Michael Schumacher's wife, Corinna, has sold their £25million jet and holiday home, and it was revealed that she accepts that her husband might not ever enjoy them again due to his brain injury. 

Part of the reason for the sale might be to pay for medical bills, which are probably pretty high considering that the 46-year-old is looked after by a team of carers.  There are also reports that she is considering selling their chalet at Meribel in the French Alps. 

Corrina has reportedly taken over her husband's £500million business empire, and a report from Germany reads: "As a woman, she is alone.  Alone in a golden empire". 

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 visit the previously mentioned website and follow the instructions.