CORINNA SCHUMACHER has given an update about her husband, almost six years after a tragic skiing accident left the Formula One legend in a coma.
The 7-times F1 champion had suffered a serious brain injury whilst on holiday with his family in the French Alps on December 29, 2013, where he was subsequently placed in a medically-induced coma for approximately 6 months.
Since the accident, little has since been said about Michael Schumacher’s condition, although it is known that he moved to his family’s home in Lake Geneva in September 2014.
However, after supporters launched a ‘KeepFightingMichael’ social media page next week, Corinna opened up about her husband’s condition in a short statement. She said:
“Big things start with small steps. Many small particles can form a huge mosaic.
“Together you are stronger, and that is exactly how combined forces of the KeepFighting movement make it easier to encourage others.”
The term ‘KeepFighting’ is the name of the family’s foundation which supports other accident victims and provides funding for brain and spinal cord research. In addition, the Kerpen fan club in Germany has announced that it will use the hashtag ‘KeepFighting’ in its social media campaign. Reiner Ferling, Chairman of the club said he is hopeful that he will see Michael out in public again. He said:
“Unfortunately, the time has come again, the sixth anniversary of Michael’s accident is coming around. Six years full of hope that Michael will one day go out in public again.
“We know that Michael is in good hands, that he gets love, security and confidence. Michael can count himself lucky to have such a strong family behind him. As a fan club, we will provide all kinds of support that we can provide.”
In November, Corrina spoke exclusively to She’s Mercedes magazine, where she said that her husband was in the best hands and that she is doing everything she can to help him. In her interview she explained why his heath has been kept a secret, attributing it to Michael’s desire to not make his condition public.