Wishing an 'F1 Recovery' to Michael, Who was Injured on the Skiing Slopes in the Alps!
by Elizabeth Menon

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Wishing an 'F1 Recovery' to Michael, Who was Injured on the Skiing Slopes in the Alps!

Michael Schumacher, the seven-times F1 World champion, was injured in a skiing accident at the skiing slopes in Meribel at the French Alps around 1100 hours this morning (Local time) He was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head on a rock -- the injury is not life threatening as he was wearing a helmet at the time. He was air lifted to the nearest village town and transferred to a hospital in Grenoble which has more facilities. Professor Gerard Saillant, an expert in spine and brain injury, is attending to Michael. Professor Saillant was with Michael when he broke his leg at Silverstone, in the British Grand Prix in 1999. Michael then made a quick recovery at the hospital in Birmingham and I am sure he will do the same this time too! He is a great skiing enthusiast and was skiing with his 14 year old son Mick and friends in an off-piste area in Meribel when he fell.
(Meribel is an upmarket resort that hosted the ice hockey and women's alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics)

Michael Schumacher is one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, and statistically also the greatest driver the sport has ever seen, holding many of Formula One's driver records! He has won seven World Championships and 91 races in 19 years , starting with Jordan in 1991, then with Benneton winning two World Championships in 1994 and 1995 and joining Ferrari in 1996 to win five consecutive World Championships in 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, and 2004! He retired from F1 in 2006, but returned in 2010 to join Mercedes, deciding to finally retire from F1 in 2012.

Michael has a great following and many of us were glued to the TV screens when he was on the F1 Circuit, no matter what time of day it was, or night for that matter! His driving was magical and people from all corners of the world were drawn to watching 'Formula One' since Michael came on the scene! I still treasure the 'Thank you'Letter I received from Michael when he was in the hospital in Birmingham after he broke his leg in 1999! I wish Michael a pleasant stay at the hospital and a speedy recovery, in time to celebrate his birthday on 3 January!

Michael is in a coma now, fighting for his life! My prayers for Michael, joining in the vigil for him! I hope and pray that he has the strength and the will power to pull through this -- knowing him, I know that he will never give up, and so will all those who love him! My heart goes out to Corinna and their children, Gina-Maria and Mick.

I have one message for all those around the world, who are against the use of helmets while riding bikes, bicycle or skiing: if it wasn't for the helmet Michael Schumacher wore while skiing, he wouldn't have been alive today! Of course, helmets do not prevent accidents, it minimises the injury to the brain. Thanks to the helmet, we still have Michael with us and the doctors can work their magic, with help from above!

We pray for you Michael, with the intercession of the 'Apostle's Betende Hände', the Praying Hands! I am sure, and I know that the telepathic energy of our prayers will reach him just as it did when he was racing on the circuit! Let's hope the induced coma will stabilise his condition and he will be on his way to recovery, very soon!

('Betende Hände'= Praying Hands: "Study of the Hands of an Apostle" is a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker, painter and theorist Albrecht Dürer. The artwork is stored at Albertina museum — Graphische Sammlung in Vienna, Austria)

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