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Michael Schumacher shows “moments of consciousness and awakening”

April 04, 2014, 16:52 UTC+3

Schumacher is now able to breathe on his own, without the help of a ventilator, and his reactions show that he perceives information

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Michael Schumacher in 2012

Michael Schumacher in 2012


PARIS, April 04. /ITAR-TASS/. A seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, who has been placed in a drug-induced come after a serious head injury, is showing “moments of consciousness and awakening”, Schumacher’s manager Sabina Kehm was quoted by the German media as saying.

“Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening,” Kehm said. “We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident,” she added.

Schumacher is now able to breathe on his own, without the help of a ventilator. His reactions show that he perceives information. According to media reports, friends and relatives of the F1 star do not leave him alone and talk to him all the time. Schumacher is often visited by Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (International Automobile Federation) and Ross Brown, former technical director of the Ferrari team, for which Schumacher had performed for 10 years.
Michael Schumacher received serious head injury on December 29, 2013. He has already underwent two operations in Grenoble. He has been kept in an artificial coma for 93 days. At the end of January, doctors started the process of waking him up gradually.

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