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Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« on: December 30, 2013, 08:46:44 AM »
Yesterday the 44 year old Formula One racing driver while out skiing with his son off piste in the French Alps fell and struck his head against a rock. Despite wearing a helmet and being initially conscious his condition merited helicopter evacuation from a local hospital to the regional hospital at Grenoble.

Today a spokesman for the hospital, Dr Payen, says he was critically injured on admission with raised intra-cranial pressure, bi-lateral lesions and contusions. Immediately neurosurgeons carried out emergency surgery. He remains in a critical state and medics would not be drawn on a prognosis, saying only that had he not worn a helmet he would already be dead.

Schumacher as well as being arguably the most successful F1 driver is a long standing and very competent skier.

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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 09:33:34 AM »
Get well Schumi.
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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 09:23:44 AM »
After the removal of a large haematoma Mr Scumacher is reported by the Grenoble hospital to being showing 'a slight improvement' today. He remains in a critical condition, reportedly. There are alleged reports that a journalist has intruded into his sick room. Parasite!

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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 07:28:58 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25558709

Lots of fans showed up at the hospital in support.

He is in Grenoble, and doing better, but still in intensive care.

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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 08:22:34 PM »
Lord have mercy.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 08:21:15 AM »
According to his manager, speaking to the media earlier, the intruding journalist tried to pass as a priest but failed to bluff security at the hospital. Well done the security at Grenoble Hospital.

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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 01:09:06 PM »
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20140101/f1-michael-schumacher-injury-skiing-accident.ap/

This update from CNN-SI says he is still on the mend. Lord have mercy.
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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 01:35:20 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25582925

Today is Schumacher's 45th birthday. He is still in hospital. Many fans came to wish him well. :)
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Re: Michael Schumacher in critical condition
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 06:53:23 PM »
Yes, his fans appear very loyal, something that must be a comfort to his family.