UPDATE: Schumacher Out of Coma
Almost three months ago we told you about Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher lying in a coma in Grenoble Hospital in France following a skiing accident in December. At the time, we were reporting on the encouraging signs that he had been demonstrating that had given his family a chance to reclaim their faith that he would one day wake up.
That day has finally come! Not only has the legendary Michael Schumacher emerged from his coma, he has since been moved from intensive care to a rehabilitation ward, and has now been able to leave the hospital that has been his unknowing home for the last six months.
Schumacher had been placed in a medically induced coma in January to help reduce swelling on his brain, and had been through two operations to remove blood clots and pressure.
Throughout the ordeal, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm had been making statements on behalf of the family, and the announcement of his awakening wasn’t going to be any different.
“Michael has left the [Grenoble Hospital] to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” she said. “He is not in a coma anymore.”
Kehm explained that the family wished to offer their explicit thanks to the therapists, nurses and doctors who have been treating him since the accident, and the first aiders who had been first on the scene.
“The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes,” she added. “We are sure it helped him.”
The legend has now been transferred to a hospital in Switzerland, where his family lives, and there is a lot of hard work in his future for his recovery, which Kehm has said will take place behind closed doors, requesting the continued privacy for him and his family that has been sought since December.
“We have to try to channel all the energies we have toward Michael and we firmly believe that this will help him, and we believe that he will also win this fight,” Kehm had said back in March.
It turns out, she was right. Get well soon, Michael!