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Michael Schumacher Latest Condition Update: A Dedication from Former Ferrari Boss Luca di Montezemolo

( [email protected] ) Jul 27, 2015 02:52 PM EDT
Those that know about Michael Schumacher know about his health condition.  The former race-car driver was in a serious skiing accident which left him very injured, and many are questioning when he will be able to even move on his own again.  This recent Michael Schumacher Health Update comes from Luca di Montezemolo himself, the former chairman of Ferrari.
Former Ferrari Boss had a lot of things to say about Michael at a recent dedication. Photo: Spox

Those that know about Michael Schumacher know about his health condition.  The former race-car driver was in a serious skiing accident which left him very injured, and many are questioning when he will be able to even move on his own again.  This recent Michael Schumacher Health Update comes from Luca di Montezemolo himself, the former chairman of Ferrari. 

A recent report from The Inquisitr has stated that Luca di Montezemolo was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and dedicated the honor to Schumacher.  Montezemolo is quoted in saying this during his acceptance speech:  ""I don't know if I would have received this award without him [Schumacher]. It is dedicated to him, because he is trying to win his toughest race." 

Montezemolo also said:  "He was not only someone I worked with but above all a friend with whom I shared so much. To know that he now lies in bed for such a long time is very sad."

Schumacher is one of the most successful Formula One drivers in the history of the sport.  He managed to claim the most world championships, fastest laps, pole positions, race victories, and overall race wins in a single season.  He raced with Jordan, Benetton, Mercedes, and Ferrari, where he worked alongside Luca Di Montezemolo.  Schumacher ultimately retired in 2012. 

Michael Schumacher's 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. Schumacher currently resides at his home, but the medical costs are about $150,000 per week. 

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.