Corinna Schumacher set to build medical suite in their Swiss home.
The wife of Michael Schumacher is beginning to prepare for the day the former motorsport star is able to return home – whether he is out of his come or not.
Michael Schumacher has spent the past three months in a medically induced come after striking his head against rocks while skiing with his family in France.
And with every passing day Schumacher’s medical team don’t see any positive signs of recovery, the likelihood he will ever wake up reduces.
Schumacher is currently in the “wake-up phase” of his recovery where neurologists attempt to lower the level of drugs in his body that keep him in the stable coma, however, progress has been seldom seen.
Schumacher has been in a coma for so long his muscles have begun to atrophy and he has lost 25 per cent of his body weight at the time of entering hospital, and now weighs just 8st 7lbs.
As a result, Corinna Schumacher is set to spend 10 million pounds on a medical suite inside their Swiss home to care for her husband, who is likely to be immobile for the rest of his natural life.
In the face of the mounting odds against the seven-time Formula One Champion, Schumacher’s family has refused to give-up as they complete a 150-mile trip daily to be at his bedside at the Grenoble University Hospital.
A friend of the family has been quoted as saying that of Corrina and the rest of of Micheal’s family did not make the daily trips they would see it as giving up.
“She (Corrina) would view breaking faith with the hope of a miracle a betrayal, little better than treachery,” the friend said.
“She feels that the family communes around his bedside pulsate their hope and love to him, and that of the millions of fans worldwide who share that faith.
“She can’t express defeat because that would be the end of her.”
The Schumacher’s have built up a significant real estate portfolio thanks to the former Ferrari’s driver’s success behind the wheel, with the estimated 500 million pound fortune to be vital to pay for Michael’s rehabilitation and continued medical care.
“But all the money in the world cannot fix what has happened to him. The family are making arrangements for a future of permanent immobility,” the friend said.
“Is there a sense of denial at play among them? I would say yes.”