The family of Formula 1 Superstar, Michael Schumacher, have said that he is showing signs, if only small ones, that are encouraging. Schumacher has been in a coma since a ski accident in Meribel, France last December.
Doctors have been making small steps to bring him out of the coma since January. A statement released by his family says, “We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up”. It goes on to day that he was showing “small, encouraging signs.”
See below for the full statement from his family that was released by his agent, Sabine Kehm.
“We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up. There are sometimes small encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient.
Michael has suffered severe injuries. It is hard to comprehend that Michael, who overcame a lot of precarious situations, has been hurt so terribly in such a banal situation.
It was clear from the start that this will be a long and hard fight for Michael.
We are taking this fight on together with the team of doctors, whom we fully trust. The length of the process is not the important part for us.
It is heart-warming to see how much sympathy his family is shown and I can say that the family is extremely grateful for it.
However, it should not be forgotten that Michael’s family is dealing with an extremely intimate and fragile situation.
And I would like to remind all of us that Michael has always actively kept his family out of the public eye and consequently protected their private lives.
We try to channel all the energies we have toward Michael and we firmly believe that this will help him. And we believe he will also win this fight.”