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The ‘How is Michael Schumacher? ” question
Schumacher, Montezemolo
Posted By: James Allen  |  04 Feb 2016   |  7:37 pm GMT  |  91 comments

Today former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has said that he has “no good news” about Michael Schumacher, the seven time world champion, who suffered severe brain injury in a skiing accident over two years ago.

Schumacher is at home in Gland, Switzerland with round the clock medical attention and since he was returned home after a prolonged period in a coma in hospital in Grenoble, there has been no meaningful update on his condition.

Montezemolo spoke today to journalists in Italy and said, “I have news of him continuously and it is not good. He was a great driver, but a ski accident has ruined him. It’s not true that he was a risk taker on skis, he was always sensible off piste.”

Schumacher Montezemolo

The question, “How is Michael Schumacher, any news?” is by far and away the question I get asked the most by fans and members of the public, even by people who have no interest in F1, but who know I work in the sport.

The answer is always the same – a handful of people know the truth and they are not saying.

The vacuum of information about Schumacher is deliberate on the part of his manager Sabine Kehm and his family. They wish to guard his privacy and reason that if there is no news, then all speculation is no more than that. It is wise for anyone with an interest in Schumacher to follow their lead. In the event that he makes any kind of meaningful recovery no doubt there will be an update. Until then it is safe to assume that he is in broadly the same condition and that any progress is slow at best.

The truth of the matter is that there are really only a handful of people who are close to Schumacher and his family who are in the know; these include FIA president Jean Todt, former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn and 500cc motorbike champion Mick Doohan. Montezemolo, while he was linked with Schumacher professionally for many years at Ferrari, was never anything like as close to him personally as Todt and Brawn, who continue to visit him regularly.

It is clear from the way that Kehm intervenes when fresh rumours arise about Schumacher’s condition, that the champion is in a generally bad way, with no significant improvement in his condition. She recently dismissed rumours that he was now able to walk again as irresponsible and offering false hope.

Michael Schumacher

Today’s intervention from Montezemolo has once again shown how much interest there is in Schumacher and even his greatest detractors feel great sympathy for the fallen champion.

But to draw any conclusions from what’s been said today would be pointless, just as it has been ever since that fateful day in December 2013, when he took an off piste route at Meribel.

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Here's one hoping for news, good news at last...


Im sorry doods and doodettes, but after 2 years we have seen nothing of him...........all we have heard is that he sits in a specially adapted wheelchair looking out over his Swiss Ranch and he cries when he sees and hears his kids. Publicly managed #######! IF, , he is physically impaired to the point that his "management" already "know" he is "unlikely" to ever make "another" public appearence..........(public appearence was also likely for inverted commas as "another" media "guidance in our thinking") ............. then they should have already stated that possibility for ALL his fans!!! People have enough angst and anxiety with their jobs and their personal lives without having to despair about the lives of their idols! #:/


Certainly when the Schumi family put up his private airplane for sale, I felt the condition was worse than we thought but was always hoping for a miracle.

And now Luca says that Schumi was ruined by the accident, it is like he is confirming he may never get better e.g. walking and performing daily routines unaided etc.

The sad thing about all this is Schumi was an out door kind of person so staying indoors must be pretty tough for him.

Anyway thanks to the family, friends and medical staff for their continued efforts in helping the champion and one of this iconic images I recall is the silent vigil outside the hospital in France with the Ferrari fans and the Ferrari flags


I wish F1 Could run a Funds rally every 3/6 Months to AID Michael Schumacher medicial expenses.. I feel the world is Woe to pay dues for his driving skills, and bringing UP F1 sports for a Greater level. Fund must be of public.. Because almost the world love him. Its highly disguising when I hear of news, all Michaels earned physical property are sold for his treatment. Wish the legend back on his F1 Track sooner..


Funds!! [Mod] why pay for him he has millions and had a great life funds for poor people


Assuming that he is even aware that he is indoors, or more broadly, of his surroundings in general.

Tom Haythornthwaite

Oh dear, I think you are hinting so much there, James.




I wish Schumi well...I hope he fights back, a great champion one of the reason I started watching F1...I always liked him even though his domination of the sport was a bit boring....its remarkable though that his manager has kept information about him a secret...especially in today's age of social media and paparazzi...although I would like to know how his health is whether good or bad...I am sure his fans would like to know what's going on...but till then keep fighting michael!


"I have news of him continuously" has said all in terms of how close he is.

Close enough to get news from the family, but not that close to (be allowed to?) visit Michael.


Can't help but wonder why 'Monty' would want to say anything ? ? ?


Michael is most likely in a bad way still but now that he has retired from racing he is a private individual, we have no right to know everything about him

It is a sad indictment of our 'celebrity culture' that people expect to know everything about everyone

Keep fighting Michael


Chris Thompson - how refreshing to hear someone say this.

I am a huge fan of Michael as a former F1 racer and champion but could not agree more with your sentiments; why do so many people seem to think they are entitled to a slice of private information regarding his health? The vast majority of his fans never met him and do not know him, but seem to confuse hero-worship with personal relationship.

Thank you for your supremely sensible comment.


Agree with you Chris Thompson, I am a huge Michael Schumacher fan, but neither I or anyone else has a "right" to know what is happening with him until such a time that his family wish to say something. This is their right. I wish all these people who purport to be "close" to him would shut up and leave this matter to his family/manager as they are the only ones who can and should speak for MS.


I think people just want to know he is ok (or not), nothing to do with celebrity culture, just simple humanity.


I agree Bob - as much as I can understand the sentiments of Michael and his family needing their privacy - I don't think it is anything to do with Celebrity culture but, more a case of human concern and hope.


I think most of people hope he is getting better and hope to hear that.


.........hmmmmmmm...I have to agree with you there despite my comment.! #:)


Good response, thanks.


I hope i am allowed to say this, but my opinion in general is its inhumane to prolong these "situations" for years, even decades sometimes for the person itself and the family who is not allowed to move on with their lives just because it is technically possible to keep people artificially alive. Just because something is possible doesnt mean its always a good thing. I am from Germany, Switzerland is more open about what i refer to ("legale Sterbehilfe" which is legal in Switzerland). If he doesnt come back to life then what is his outlook ? To spend 20-30 years in koma (and his family forced to watch or have a bad conscience) or some decent swiss doctor gives the Schumacher family the papers to sign. Maybe its still too soon but in 12 months from now ...


It needs to be understood that it's likely all MS's decisions are now made by the person who has been granted Power of Attorney or whatever is the equivalent legal precedent in the country he resides. Most likely the PoA had been previously organised & briefed extremely well with MS legal and financial affairs and the situation he finds himself in would have been discussed and his wishes expressly given to the PoA to fulfil.

So though there may be other options, the PoA is there to fulfil MS wishes whatever they may be. It's also a great lesson for all in arranging your affairs properly & nominating a PoA who is aware of your desires.


Bingo. Michael had a very risky job. It is quite likely that he has had "the conversation" with his loved ones, and they know exactly what he would have wanted in such a situation.

The best we can do, as fans, is hope that his wishes are being carried out as per that conversation. Outside of that I think it is unfair for us to suggest how it 'should' be handled. He is a hero to some of us... but he, nor his family are in any way beholden to our own personal expectations.


It is a valid point and one that has had a lot of support recently. I think bianchi's condition was worse although in the grander scheme of things there isn't really a difference.


I like the "disclaimer".........the rest left me breathless. Such concise thought processes going on. And 192 votes so far. Amazing! #:)


Clearly not a popular view. You are of course entitled to your opinion and for myself I think that what you said is a fair thing to say purely as a hypothetical, but this isn't a hypothetical.

Besides, for all we know Schumacher might have discussed what he wanted to happen if he ever ended up in a serious coma (and given what he did for a living I'd say it's even likely that he did), so he may have actually wanted to keep fighting.

Regardless, it's solely up to Schumacher's family now - It seems they've made their decision and so we have to respect it.


That is a very legitimate argument that is hard to fault. If somebody is in near constant torment and has no quality of life, what is the point of life?

At the moment Schumi's condition means he has become virtually vegetated, and is that really a dignified and fulfilling human experience?

It's a dilemma - but it has to be addressed if he doesn't improve.


Who says he is in a vegetative state? Everything is just conjecture. It's not up to Montezemola to say anything, he must have known it would start another round of chat. For whose benefit? Certainly not Michael's.


I wrote it two years ago and i still fear that Schumi may have fell victim to being a VIP.

I was 4 years SAR at army and now volunteer firefighters for 2 decades. I ran into 9 cases when an experienced person said stop reanimation now.

In 2 of the 9 cases reanimation was continued by young docs resulting in a permanent coma. It is a hard decision to let a person die and not everyone can do it, especially when knowing that the case will be made public worldwide.


I am certainly sure this is the decision they took with Bianchi, moreover after reading certain comments from their family. Probably Jules talked about this with his family and they took the hardest choice after seeing no recovery was possible, in compliance with Jules wishes... Though this is just speculation, it looked to me like this is what actually happened


Clear text, A factual & responsible post. I hope this is not derided as it is a point view shared by a lot of seriously ill individuals who wish to choose this pathway.

Well done Mods very sensible decision. Shows JAF1 to be a brilliant site for allowing the post to remain.


@BK flamer...i fully concur. i would say the very same.


Regardless of anyone's opinion thats his family's choice...


Just wondering about the the idea that its the families choice.

Should it be? Not sure who else, but in isolation, why? No idea about anyone else, but I wouldn't want my family to have to make such a choice. Would my family do the right thing by me or them? Could they keep me alive because they couldn't bear to let me die. But is that good for me? Would I have to lay there, like a vegetable, because they dont have the balls to switch me off? Dunno....

To those who think this should be private. A few of us are sensibly discussing a fundamental point of life, death and dignity. We would not be doing so right now if Michael was not in this state. Possibly many others too. Making this in the public domain, so that people can talk about may well be Micheal's last gift.


Cleartext, you have no idea of his current condition, nor do i, nor are you qualified to speak for Michael or his family

As for living with a severe disability Google Prof Stephen Hawking, a man who can only communicate through blinking and who's blinks are translated into a computer, he still travels the world giving lectures, presumably you would kill him off too?


Don't be silly. Nobody is advocating anyone being killed off.

But out of interest, if your beloved pet was in pain and had no quality of life, would you want it to live in such a state?


Hawking is not in a vegetative state, brain wise. Schumacher might be. If you're brain dead, you're dead, period. It's a decision for the family, but I hope they wouldn't have gone against Michael's wishes, in the event that he specified what he would want in such circumstances.


If he could, he would have sended some message to the outside world like "thanks for your support" by saing it or blinking or just by nodding or only slightly moving fingers up and down for yes or no or whatever when someboday asks him what to say but its obviously not possible. Stephen Hawkings is not in a koma or wake koma, so can´t be compared. Like i said my opinion was more in general and not only Schumacher specific, but there comes a moment when this option is the more humane and also natural one. In the end its up to his wife and nobody else.


..........personally.....yes!! I have no interest in the workings of sub-atomic particles!! They dont pay my e88in bills and they do not assist me in any way shape or form in my interactions with other human beings or creatures! So phuq sub atoomic!! Nerds and anoraks are the scourges of Earth! #:)


We have had a report on radio here in New Zealand that he has passed away. I hope this isn't true one bit!!! Report came from Sky News apparently.

Please be a false report. F1 and Michael's fans don't need this!!!!


There's an actor Schumacher who had a horrible accident, that's likely rendered him brain dead.


Cant find any Sky or any other reports in Europe stating he has died so dont know whats going on in NZ!


Found out it was a false story . Thanks God for that!!!


Didnt you lot know the 2WW was over the day before we did ? #:)


i bet we are all looking for it right now!!


Certainly there aren't many possibilities. He's either worse, same or better. Degree and details are all that people want to know, as if any of that really matters. It's not hard to imagine that the biggest challenge is to keep the body functioning while they hope for the brain to return. What is there to know really? It's not good.

What if nothing had happened and he just wanted to disappear and blend in? Would we harp on him and his family this much?

Everyone just needs to let Schumi go. He gave us enough excitement. Can't we give something back by buttoning up our curiosity? What's there to gain?

If a news organization gains some back handed details, I'm going to ensure they never get a penny of my money or second of my attention. I think if F1 fans would make that pledge Schumachers could be left alone.


Agreed 100%. I just cant understand why people need to know, just let the family live in peace, they dont owe any of the fans anything....


But then you are just leaving his "management team" to keep on milking his money without any public scrutiny! If hes not making any more public appearences, then why bother to keep paying a "management team"?


Very good article James, echoing my thoughts exactly

My idol growing up, I'll continue to pray for Michael and his family


Thank you James for reporting this sensibly with the entire statement from Montezemolo rather than "headline grabbing" using a throw away line from the statement. Would be nice if the rest of the media followed suit but sadly we know that won't happen...


What, actually, do we know? Is he even conscious, for example?


Did LM say this in English or Italian?


I think the quote needs context. If the questions was: "did you get any new lately?"

Then his answer doesn't mean he has an update, it's merely to asses that he's still in the loop.

So I don't know what he meant and if that differs anymore from what we already know.

Matthew Cheshire

That's how I read it too. No positive news for such a long time is "very bad". Anyone can say that already.

LDM had better not be trying to keep his media profile alive by throwing in unnecessary opinions whenever the media needs a story. Surely Villenueve is doing enough already?


Lord, this hurts.


Why have you stubbed your toe?


cleartext, it is not always a "simple" equation of turning off a life support machine/ventilator in such circumstances.

If the individual/patient is spontaneously breathing, then the situation will continue in the current form, until there is a change in circumstances, such as a chest infection, for instance, that then has an effect.

Schumi is clearly profoundly compromised by his brain injury and as Chris T says, he is now a private individual, whose family must struggle with their battle day in and day out, hopefully without intrusion from those outside his immediate family and friends.

All very sad, but a not uncommon outcome, from a significant primary brain injury.


It's a terrible tragedy but I have no idea what the family and manger think they are accomplishing through their extreme secrecy. He is a major public figure with many fans and they should issue a brief and accurate statement about his condition. It' not shameful to do, it doesn't effect his privacy and doesn't effect anything. They don't have to release a video or photos or any horrible details but a brief statement about his condition seems reasonable. It's obviously not good but I don't see why they don't say something given the general interest. Then again it's their business alone to decide.


You know, i was never Shumis fan when he was racing, but since that disaster hit him i think more and more often - HE IS THE GREATEST CHAMPION F1 HAS EVER SEEN!


Coming from north of middle east we had a lot of snow and definitely more than Germany with colder weather but we were a poorer country and had no good ski resorts but seeing people skiing on TV made me form an early age to have a dream for skiing!

When I arrived in Germany I wanted to fulfill this dream so I visited an indoor ski resort and when I was there I remember it was actually in Holland and it seemed impossible! This old dream of mine seemed so impractical! I was very afraid! My brain was screaming that “I don’t want this” but I wanted to make my dream true! I started walking with ski shoes and I could see kids passing me flawlessly like in movies and it seemed so easy but for me it was unimaginably frightening! I visited other ski resorts in Germany and every time stayed long and practiced on my own and become better and better but the dread was always there! Finally I yielded and stopped going to ski resorts! I said to myself “I don’t damn like this at all”! It was not for me! Skiing is very hard and dangerous! Seeing what happened to this man is saddening!


i have said this before but i feel that some statement to the legions of fans worldwide that simply states shumacher's condition would be in the best interests of all concerned. it would dilute any speculation and people could move on with their thoughts. i don't see how that could possibly be a problem.


Hear hear.

Just creates endless speculation and false hope.

The Bianchi family got it so right.


Given the devastating nature of his injury and the time passed, anything nearing a full recovery is impossible. That should be obvious, but it's clear most fans are either not familiar with his case, or simply in denial.

It's understandable. Michael made a career of achieving the impossible.

Incredibly, the man still lives. All we can do is give the family the space and peace to manage as best they can.


Very well written James. I first read this story in a few of the daily UK papers and now after reading your transcript of DeMo's comments, his words were either taken out of context or if he actually has new news that is not good. I suspect he's been misquoted and as you say there is no news, only the very sad and difficult reality he and those close to him are living through. The best thing all Schumi fans can do is respect his familys request for privacy.


I think he says that he often receives news about Schumachers condition.


The sad fact is that, with these kind of injuries, the longer there is no progress, the worse the prognosis becomes. I would love to believe that he's getting better, and you know what? Maybe he is. If he has any say in it, he will be fighting hard. But equally, maybe it's as bad as it can be... I have read bits and pieces complaining about the lack of information, and frankly, that kind of attitude disgusts me. Forget, for a moment, that he is an F1 superstar,and remember that he is a husband, a father, a brother and a son. This must be destroying his family. However they want to handle it is fine with me, whatever the outcome eventually is. And I'd like to echo some other comments here, relating to the fact that James's items about this awful situation have always been thoughtful and respectful, with none of the sensationalist bs that I have read elsewhere, and I thank you for that, James.
I don't know how it'll all pan out, it seems all my heroes have been dropping dead recently and I'll be well pissed off to lose another one right now... If he's alive, he'll be fighting. If he's fighting, he can win. It's not like he doesn't have a bit of form in the 'doing the impossible' game...
So come on Michael, just one more impossible thing. Then it's breakfast at Milliways, on me.


I was a fan of Ferrari and in particular Michael.

I know he is retired and has the right to his privacy but to an extent Michael owes some of his success to his loyal fans. After all if the demand was not there he would not have the wealth and success that he and Ferrari have enjoyed over the years. I am sure I speak for all his loyal fans, as we have supported him over the years it would be nice to have something back in return. All we want is an update which I don't think is too much to ask and that will stop all rumours and give us loyal fans closure. Keep fighting Michael!


His debt to his fans begins and ends at the racetrack. We show up or tune in to watch him compete, and he competes. That is the deal. Outside of that, it's selfish to expect anything more.

He did what he loves, and we enjoyed watching him do what he loved, because it is what we love to do. That's an even deal.


I prefer to remember the silent part of Schumi, helping others without talking much about it. How many visited his website for his driving victories and overlooked this?


He helped founding an institute for brain and spine injuries (!!!) more than a decade before his accident, helped after the floods in germany, or the tsunami...

He helped people in need without talking much. Now he is in need and to many people talk about his health, when we all know that only his family will inform.


Sadly another pointless update by a person trying to get publicity for himself.

Many people would like to know about Schumacher, but there is no news. Comments like this are no use whatsoever and just bring more attention and stress to those close to him. We must accept, that Schumacher is not likely to be F1 world champion again in this lifetime. We dont know his quality of life and neither are we entitled to know. As far as we know hes alive, and that is good. The rest is none of our business. Even celebrities are entitled to a private life.

So Luca, go back to selling aftershave!


Its a long hard road and things are not happening at a pace the intrusive media want so as always they have to engineer stories for the rabid consumption of the public.

The whole thing seems to have put a downer on German love of F1. They do seem to have a lot of empathy for others.


I always liked Luca di Montezemolo when he was with Ferrari, he loved the brand and the media spotlight that his involvement brought to him! Since being unseated he has been licking his wounds in the shadows! There have been little quips from him in the press bemoaning that he feels that his achievements at Ferrari have never been truly appreciated or even acknowledged! I fear that he may of used this obvious betrayal of the private confidence of Micheal's family to get himself back in the warmth of the spot light! If so shame on him! Any way we all know that Michael's situation is dire and it his family wish to be left alone to deal with it! So let's respect that and wait for the family to keep us informed!


Keep fighting Schumi. I will always consider MS as the greatest F1 driver of the moder era, post 1990.


A year ago Massa was on this Brazilian sports news interview, with others athletes and reports from different media venues. When asked about Schumi condition, he seemed to like to share, but he hold it back, and his eyes were full with tears. they had to changed the subject right away. It was very moving his reaction about Schumi. It was worth more than words and pictures about Schumi condition.


Michael has lived his life as a worldwide celebrity. I believe that his family should provide occasional, simple updates on his condition to his millions of supporting fans, even if the news is not good or unchanged. They do not need to release detailed medical information or specifics.

No one else should release details without the permission of his family.


We are still with you Schumi! We believe you can win this. We love you always.


One can only hope that Michael is unaware of his condition. It is impossible to imagine the anguish that permeates his family's lives on a daily basis. I recall an early report while Michael was still in the hospital and prior to the effective news blackout regarding his condition wherein a doctor noted that the damage to Michael's brain was very severe. The doctor also noted that due to Michael's high physical condition, his body would continue to react positively to the daily workout administered by physiotherapists. While this was going to diminish over time of course, his conditioning was the foundation for belief that Michael could sustain a coma for sometime in order to heal and rehabilitate his brain functions. The time-frame for this optimistic analysis is likely well past now.

Michael Schumacher is clearly one of the great drivers and athletes the world has ever seen. Was he the greatest F1 driver ever? This equating of eras is, in reality, nearly impossible, but he is surely the greatest of the modern era. He deserves to be held in the highest regard for his accomplishments by any motorsport fan or participant for his accomplishments on and off the track. There are a few references in these comments alluding to his charity and humanitarian work. When the whole story of Michael Schumacher's life is made public in the future, rest assured that his legacy will be one to be applauded by all.

We pray for Michael and his family.

Forza Michael!


I would just like to say to all the pragmatic thinkers here, who are hinting at pulling off any life support systems because they see there is no hope:

Michael is only 47 now. Are your majesties so sure that there will be no medical and surgical breakthroughs in the coming decades that you eliminate any possibility of any level of recovery for Michael ? You know the future apparently.

Keep fighting Michael


God, this guy did a lot of good things to the public, donation, road safety and more that we still don't even know how kind he is for the societies for the past decade. Please do protect him and allow him to get well soon. Keep Fighting Michael.


I happen to know that his Trysil Trust dispenses €1m a year to disadvantaged kids.


Michael Schumacher will fight this time same as his career begin from a rookies begining in his F1 career to World Greatest Formula One 7th Times World Champions. Now he has become everything to all the people around the countries which care and love to see him get recover. Wishing all the best to him. He will keep fighting because he is Michael Schumacher.


I partially agree with the argument that he is now out of racing so should be left alone. However....

He is able to.pay for round the clock treatment which costs millions. Part of the reason for that is I, along with millions of others, supported him at Benetton and Ferrari and bought his merchandise. Had average Joe been injured like this I'm sure the medical bills could not be sustained. I believe that there IS a valid reason for a succinct update to be made to the public if only to tip their hats to the people that helped amass the fortune.and help pay the bills.

I am also a Daimler shareholder. I read that he is still being paid by them for being an ambassador. I don't mind at all but as a shareholder I think I AM entitled to know of his condition. If it is as bad as LM says then why make further payments?

I do realise that this post may offend some people and some may find it vulgar... but it's my opinion. Lets face it... many people may well have thought the same but haven't come.out with it for fear of being flamed.


The deal was closed when you left the merchandise stand though. You got a Ferrari cap, Schumacher got a cut of your payment. The transaction has closed. He owes you nothing further, and vice versa. You watched him on the TV, he got a cut of the advertising revenue, you got to see him on show. The transaction has closed. He owes you nothing further, and vice versa. Michael hasn't been contracted to Mercedes or Daimler for quite some time now, but even if he was, you are owed any profits or losses in Daimler's movements, he got paid for any ambassadorial events. Nothing in your Daimler shares contract states anything about having any kind of access to board members' private lives. The transaction has closed. He owes you nothing further.


The fans aren't looking for a detailed medical report.

Just something saying if he's doing OK...

Is that so hard for his "management"?


Going to be (has been) a long race but foot down for the 92nd victory #keepfightingmichael


I just read Willi Weber says fans want an honest update on Michael Schumacher's condition, as his ex manager Willi should have a little more respect and concern for the family and their feelings.

Yes we are all concerned for his well being but not at the expense of hurting their feelings, we all hope he makes enough of a recovery for them to make the best of their lives together with love and as much happiness for the future.

We have one eye on the career of young Mick too but that's another matter.

Best wishes and heartfelt prayers for the Schumacher's.



Has Michael really passed away? I read it on news 24 on facebook


Has Michael really passed away? I read it on news 24 on facebook


Sad though it is, perhaps it is time for people to move on.
Look how long Mohammed Ali lived after he retired and fell ill.
Do you all want to wait and worry about someone you don't even know?
I admired Michael as a driver, but he was not the same after he came back from retirement. His peak racing days are long gone.
Like Ayrton Senna before him, I will always remember the achievements of Michael Schumaker, but I don't intend dwelling on him for the rest of my life.
I prefer to remember that I saw him racing when he was the best driver out there.


I'm a british supporter but I respect what schumacher did and me and fans still remember him and hope he's okay


I really do genuinely hope Micheal does recover from his brain injuries and im absolutely sure he is receiving the best possible care going. I have worked will brain injured patients.They may need to be peg fed (liquid supplements injected through a tube into the stomach)having to wear incontinence pads maybe catheterized.pressure relief every 2hrs.flash cards showing different pictures of emotions and needs.speech therapy and physiotherapy .i dont want to come across as inhumane.I, like you all want to see him make a come back but in reality in not sure if that's possible.

Jonathan Miller

Having spoken to a certain engineer at a F1 event today, I know what is wrong with Schumacher. Firstly, the crash has rendered him to a near childlike state. Like an old person with severe dementia. People have been spreading rumours that he can walk again. I can confirm that this too is impossible using todays techniques. His feet are totally useless and he has developed kidney failure.

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