Hope remains for Schumacher to go ‘out in public again’

Jamie Woodhouse
Michael Schumacher congratulates Sebastian Vettel

Michael Schumacher's hometown fan club remains hopeful he will be seen in public again one day.

Michael Schumacher’s hometown fan club remains hopeful that one day he will be seen in public again as the sixth anniversary of his skiing accident approaches.

On December 29 2013 the seven-time World Champion hit his head on a rock while skiing with son Mick in Meribel. He would suffer life-changing head injuries and has been kept out of the public eye since.

But with updates on his condition hard to come by, his wife Corinna released a cryptic message to fans in his hometown of Kerpen, asking for their support to continue.

“Many small particles can form a huge mosaic,” she said. “Together you are stronger, and that is exactly how combined forces of the KeepFighting movement make it easier to encourage others.”

A new social media page titled ‘KeepFightingMichael’, created by his fan club in Kerpen, will go live on December 29, marking six years to the day of his accident.

The fan club will use #KeepFighting to generate social media interest, while the family’s foundation of the same name is raising money to support victims of injuries similar to Schumacher’s as well as research into brain and spinal cord injuries.

“Unfortunately, the time has come again, the sixth anniversary of Michael’s accident is coming around,” said Reiner Ferling, chairman of Schumacher’s fan club in his hometown, as quoted by The Independent.

“Six years full of hope that Michael will one day go out in public again.

“We know that Michael is in good hands, that he gets love, security and confidence. Michael can count himself lucky to have such a strong family behind him.

“As a fan club, we will provide all kinds of support that we can provide.”

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