Slow progress in world champion’s recovery continues to test patience.
Michael Schumacher’s family remain steadfast in their conviction of being there for the fallen Formula One star if and when he wakes up from his medically induced coma.
The seven-time world champion has been watched around the clock by a medical team at Grenoble University Hospital after a skiing accident.
Schumacher was rushed to intensive care after hitting his head on rocks during a skiing trip with his family, who will “not allow themselves to be discouraged” in the face of the slow recovery.
Currently, Schumacher is in a wake-up phase where the former Ferrari driver is slowly taken off the drugs that are keeping him in a coma.
Doctors have warned Schumacher’s family and his fans around the world that this phase could take months to complete, as they continue to monitor him for the smallest improvements.
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm paid tribute to the former star’s family, saying their commitment to him is amazing to see.
“His family is incredibly strong, they won’t let themselves be discouraged,” Kehm said.
“They are here every day. They are brave, they accept the situation and try to carry on together with Michael. I have to say the family is coping magnificently. I have great respect and admiration for them.”
Kehm said she would not elaborate on media reports in the last week that Schumacher had made “encouraging small signs” saying details such as that were only for immediate family.
Despite some positive news surfacing at different times, overall the prognosis is not good with several people close to the situation saying only a miracle will see Schumacher come out of the coma as the person that the rest of the world remembered