Schumacher Is Conscious

Recent reports revealed that an unnamed nurse in a Paris hospital confirmed not only that Schumacher is under her care, but also that the legend is conscious. Reports also surfaced that Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari, Jean Todt, visited him at the hospital after attending the funeral of Anthoine Hubert, the F2 driver who sadly passed away recently, which was held in Chartres. It seems though that Todt wasn’t the only visitor which he recently had, but also other F1 drivers and former drivers made a visit to his bedside. These reports urged Mercedes bosses to call upon his family to give some information regarding his condition since he has been entirely out of the public eye for six years since his ski accident.

Schumacher’s Accident

Schumacher was severely injured during December 2013 when he had a skiing accident which cracked open his helmet. For the first six months after the crash, he was kept in a medically-induced coma. He spent a while in the Grenoble hospital based in Lausanne, but was moved back home during September in 2014. Since then, a cloud of secrecy was pulled over his condition, which was enforced mainly by his wife, Corinna. Only seldom reports would surface from good friends that the legend was unable to walk or adequately communicate. The most recent update which fans of the seven-time World Champion received was when his family revealed in January at the time of his 50th birthday, that they are doing as much as they can and that he is in good care.

Admitted for Revolutionary Treatment

On the 9th of September, Schumacher has been recognized at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. A strong attendance of guards characterized his arrival. Even though the hospital remains tight lip regarding his treatment due to strict privacy policies, it has been revealed by other sources that the legend was here to receive a very specialized form of stem cell treatment under the treatment of Professor Philippe Menasche, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital. The 69-year-old Menasche received global recognition when he successfully transplanted embryonic cells during the treatment of a patient with heart failure during 2014. It is assumed that he would be treating Schumacher with the same kind of pioneering work.

Receiving Regular Treatment

It appears that this isn’t the first time that he has been admitted to the hospital for this treatment and also that he had to postpone his previous treatment session due to other health problems. During at least two separate occasions, he had been admitted under different names. Initially, Schumacher was examined at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital by Menasche, where he is the director of the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute before he was sent to George Pompidou for the actual treatment. Schumacher returned home on Wednesday morning after receiving the treatment. The benefit of stem cell treatment is in the fact that it gets distributed throughout the patient’s body. The anti-inflammatory property which stems cells brings aids with healing throughout the entire body.