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German newspaper: - As he shall live in the day

OBERSTDORF (Dagbladet): In the weekend started Hoppuka in Oberstdorf in Germany. Typically this would have stolen the headlines in the Bundesliga break. But this weekend was first and foremost about another person in the nation with 83 million inhabitants.

Saturday - 29. December 2018 - was it on the day five years ago Michael Schumacher was hit by a skiulykke in the French alps. The formula 1 star was driving outside the marked piste in Meribel, then it went horribly wrong. The German collided with a stone and incurred serious head injuries.

In the five years since the accident, there has not appeared a single new image of Schumacher. There have been many writings and speculations. But only the very closest know how it really stands with the man who was world champion seven times.

ENQUIRY: Such as the front of the German storavisa Figure out Saturday: "how To live Schumi in the day", reads the title. Show more

Thursday 3. January fills Schumacher 50 years. In the occasion of the press Germany's largest newspaper Bild - a series of articles about the former Formula 1-driver.

most German newspapers have been careful to write about Schumachers health. First and foremost, because of respect for the family's desire for privacy. At the same time, information needs great, and in a papiroppslag Saturday reported Bild:

"So lebt Schumi heute!" Or in English: "To live Schumacher in the day."

Information in the newspaper comes with is partially new: the Schumacher is housed in a huge house north of Geneva in Switzerland. The house has a living space of 730 square meters.

Bild claims that his former office has been made into a large infirmary. He is supposedly followed up by the ten specialists who help in rehabilitation. This should be doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and caregivers.

Brain damage

In the accident was Schumacher a severe brain injury. Professor Tobias Bonhoeffer is an expert in neuroscience and works at the Max-Planck-institute. On a general basis, he says:

- I can of course not say anything about Michael Schumachers condition. But I can say that the nerve tissue that is damaged in the brain or spinal cord in general is irreparable. This difference from tissue in the skin or liver, where the cells can easily be regenerated.

A visiting Schumacher at regular intervals is the friend Jean Todt (72). He says:

How could this terrible accident happen? Quite cruel and unnecessary. Schumacher had done much dangerous in his life, but he had never injured himself. This changed everything. Both for him and his family, " says Todt, who is the president of the international bilsportsforbundet FIA.

Fake hopes

The last few years there have appeared stories that have given Schumacher-fans false hopes. Among other things, had to talskvinnen Sabine Kehm reject that the Formula 1 legend had begun to walk again. This happened three years ago.

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- It is not true, said Kehm, who branded the speculation as "irresponsible".

As part of the rehabilitation claim Bild that Schumacher gets played by the sound from his previous cars in the Formula 1 circus.

Everyone knows that I visit him regularly, " says Todt. But the 50-year anniversary, he will not be there: "It belongs to Schumi, his wife Corinna (49), their children Gina (21) and Mick (19)", writes the newspaper.

Saved by the helmet

In the first reports after the accident, it was determined that Schumacher was saved by the helmet. He was in artificial coma for nearly a half a year.

It was clear very early that this was a serious accident. Otherwise it would not been used in a helicopter. I saw the stone he drove in with the skis. And I saw the stone he hit his head with, " says Stephane Bozon, the man who was responsible for the rescue, to the German magazine Focus.

In september 2014 left Schumacher hospital in Lausanne. It was said that the rehabilitation would continue in Schumachers own house in Switzerland.

- From now on michael's rehabilitation will take place in his home. Considering the severe injuries he sustained, there has been progress the last few weeks and months, it was in a statement from Schumachers manager, Sabine Kehm.

But since it has come to get positive news. A few weeks ago, it was known that the German archbishop Georg Gänswein (62) had visited Schumacher in the summer of 2016. He had received a communication from the Todt, who wondered if he could not give his friend a visit. Gänswein spoke out to both the Bild and the magazine Bundle.

He said:

I spoke first with Corinna Schumacher and her mother. Then came a therapist into the living room with Michael Schumacher. I introduced myself and told that I was a secret fan. I said that I had seen many of the races his, and that I was fascinated by the fact that one man can control so fast cars in all kinds of weather.

LIVE IT: with Michael Schumacher in this house in Switzerland. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more

I took hold of his hands, which were warm, continued the bishop.

- Some things in the world cannot be told with words, but it can a touch. To hold the hand of a sick person is something that provides comfort and closeness. It is important for a christian person.


the Bishop says that he of the visit would tell Schumacher that there are many who think of him. He has later - among other things, in the Die Welt received criticism for the fact that he went out like he did.

Reuters writes that the Ferrari museum in Maranello in Italy is planning a special exhibition on the occasion of the 50-year anniversary.

Several newspapers on the continent are writing about femårsdagen for the accident..

- do we really Want to know the truth? ask the swiss Blick. And tells the story of the 1827 days that have passed since the accident.

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