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Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update: No Words Yet, Supporters Continue Leaving Encouraging Remarks on His Website

( [email protected] ) Jul 31, 2015 07:28 PM EDT
Michael Schumacher really stunned the world when he was a huge seven-time F1 racer winner, but shortly after his retirement, an accident brought him down.  He has the support of friends, family, as well as a loyal fanbase on his website, and here is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update.
Michael Schumacher waved to the crowd in celebration after taking the pole position at the end of the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Sakhir racetrack in Manama (March 2006). Reuters

Michael Schumacher really stunned the world when he was a huge seven-time F1 racer winner, but shortly after his retirement, an accident brought him down.  He has the support of friends, family, as well as a loyal fanbase on his website, and here is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update. 

According to the Latinos Health, the Michael Schumacher Fans website has several messages for the racer that are now at 195, to this writing.  These messages are for Michael as well as his family and friends, to give him enough strength to continue fighting. 

Jobs N Hire reports that Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, announced earlier this year that the seven-time F1 winner was making recovery.  Schumacher is unable to walk, unable to speak, and has a limited awareness of his environment.

Much of Michael Schumacher's actual condition is left out of the eyes of the media.  In fact, a recent report from The Telegraph states that Corinna launched legal actions against three tabloids over speculation about his health that included such claims as Michael speaking his first words since the accident.  A regional court in Munich has banned the reports about the former seven-time F1 champion, and the court's chamber dealing with press law considered the contested forms of coverage as being inadmissible in essential respects and banned them.  As the court ruled against the magazines, and found that the coverage had "removed his [Michael's] privacy and was the subject of speculative hope and voyeuristic observation". 

The three magazines were from Bunte, Freizeit Revue and Freizeit Spaß.  Bunte claimed that "sometimes he opens his eyes" and "feels again Corinna's love", and the court thought this was "a clear predominance of vast voyeurism".  Freizeit Revue stated that "his first words give so much hope" and that Michael could "apparently speak in a fragmented way".  The court ruled that Schumaker was helpless and defenseless, and presented his abilities as severely-limited person to the public gaze.  As for Freizeit Spaß magazine, they said that a "special therapy" for Schumacher had been revealed.  However, the article focused on a doctor about the possibilities and prospects of rehabilitation for coma patients.  The court ruled that the reader would have understood from the headline that a therapy had been specially developed for Schumacher. 

Schumacher has received a recent mention from Luca di Montezemolo, the former CEO 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. 

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. 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.