Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna has spent 10 million pounds on a room in their home so Michael can leave the hospital, according to the London Mirror, today Sunday, March 30. He has been at the Grenoble University Hospital since he was injured Dec. 29 while skiing near Meribel in the French Alps.
Ten million pounds is roughly twenty million dollars (US) currency.
He has now been in the medically-induced coma three months and experts have said it is unlikely he will ever wake up. Despite the pessimistic reports from doctors, his wife refuses to give up hope.
Corinna Schumacher has spent the money on their mansion located on Lake Geneva, Switzerland to make it possible for high-tech equipment which can prolong the former Formula One champion's life, according to the Sun. A family friend told the newspaper, "The doctors have given it to Corinna straight. It is looking increasingly likely that any recovery from the coma will be partial and that, more likely, he will be in a permanent, vegetative state for the remainder of his life."
The seven-time world champion suffered a brain hemorrhage after striking his head on a rock. His skis struck a smaller snow-covered rock flinging him 34 feet into a larger rock, causing his helmet to split.
At the Malaysian Grand Prix this morning Felipe Massa said he prays daily for his former teammate. Massa, of Brazil, said he will "never stop thinking of him until he is okay."
The Malaysian Grand Prix was run under doubly depressing conditions as the drivers performed with thoughts of Schumacher's condition on their minds, many of whom are close friends with Schumacher and his family. Sadness also draped the Kuala Lampuur circuit as thoughts of the missing Malaysian 777 continued to permeate the thoughts of the entire country.
Several drivers drove with incriptions saluting Schumacher and the Malaysian airplane situation.
The entire Mercedes team including drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who finished first and second in today's race, have a motto inscribed to Schumacher on their cars. Sebastian Vettel, who finished third for Red Bull, said he is hoping for the best for Michael and his family.
Vettel, who is the four-time defending Formula One world champion, said Michael was his boyhood idol.
Shumacher's millions of fans around the world continue to pray for him as "Schumi" fights for his life.
In two weeks the Formula One drivers will race at Bahrain where the officials have already named the first corner in Schumacher's honor.
That race will be broadcast in the United States on NBC SN by David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, who was once a mechanic on the Benetton team fow which Michael won two of his seven world championships.
Corinna Schumacher has said, "Michael is a fighter."
And with the latest move on her part, it is clear she is not giving up on her husband.
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