False hopes raised as Schumacher fortune dwindles

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THE German driver Michael Schumacher, who spent nearly two years in a vegetative state after the accident in the French Alps on 29 December 2013, is showing slight signs of recovery, but nothing like the claims made in a German magazine stating “Michael is very thin. But he can walk again with a little help from his therapist.” 

The magazine quoted an unnamed “confidant” of the racing driver as saying. “He manages to walk a few steps. He can even raise his arm.” The publication went on to describe the improvement in Schumacher’s condition as a “Christmas miracle.” 

However, Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm, has denied a magazine report which claimed the severely injured Formula 1 star is walking again. The Telegraph reports that she said, “Unfortunately, we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true,” and that “Such speculation is irresponsible and unfortunately it also gives false hopes to many people involved.”

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During this time his wife, Corinna, has spent a fortune in medical expenses to try to save her husband. As reported by ABC.es, Michael’s wife Corinna is rumoured to have spent a total of €14 million so far, and around €140,000 a week in medical expenses to try and bring Michael out of his present state. They also state that Corinna herself has had to dispose of several items to aid in the rehabilitation of the 46 year-old driver, In particular, their private jet and chalet in the French Alps.

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