Michael Schumacher, the record-breaking Formula 1 driver, has been steadily recovering from his accident in late 2013. Although there hasn't been much change in Michael Schumacher's health update since last we wrote about it. There has been a development with the doctors as one of their offices was burglarized. Also, Michael's son Mick has had an accident of his own.
Someone had burgled the office of 60-year-old Dr. Johannes Peil in the city of Bad Nauheim in Germany, and a laptop containing Michael Schumacher's medical records was stolen. According to a recent report from the Ecumenical News, it does not look like there has been any update on that case. They do report that several men broke into the office and stole cash, prescription forms, and perfume. It could be that the theft of the laptop was a part of an ordinary burglary, but the Schumacher family has threatened to take legal action of any media outlet that reveals the true condition of Schumacher's health based on the information on the laptop.
Hopefully, the incident with the laptop will not end like a similar incident. One of the helicopter rescuers of the Schumacher accident was arrested for stealing medical documents, and he later hung himself in his jail cell.
There has recently been another report of another accident in the Schumacher family. Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick crashed while test driving a Formula 4 car at 100 mph in Brandenberg, eastern Germany, according to Daily Mail. Mick skidded out of control and on the gravel, but he managed to walk away from the accident unscathed. Earlier this month, Mick has signed a contract with Van Amersfoort Racing to drive the Formula 4, which is a series for young talents. He has finished second in the world at the European and German kart championships last season.
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 two teenage children 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.
Schumacher is still in recovery, and he often sits on a chair in front of the windows of his villa, overlooking on one side the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps, on the other shores of Lake Geneva. He can communicate with his wife and children, and will make noises when they are around, often showing tears as well.
Much of his communication with his wife and kids come through his eyes, as they will show tears. What we didn't report is that he not only cries but makes noises at the sight of his wife, Corrina, and children, Gina Marie and Mick Jr., according to Ecumenical News. However, the recovery process has been lacking major improvements, and the medical costs for the family have been growing continuously.
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. It seems like more improvements happen weekly to Schumacher's condition, and we'll attempt to keep up with it.