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Schumacher's wife pays for 'home medical suite'

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Schumacher's wife pays for 'home medical suite'
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23:25 CEST+02:00
Michael Schumacher's wife is spending around 15 million francs to build a medically equipped suite at their Lake Geneva waterfront estate in the hope that she can bring the critically injured Formula One legend home, British media reported over the weekend.

Schumacher, 45, remains in a coma in a Grenoble hospital after suffering a brain injury from a ski accident at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps on December 29th.

The German seven-time Formula One champion is losing body mass and may never be able to wake up from his medically induced coma, according to reports.

But the Sun newspaper said Corinna Schumacher, 45, is building medical facilities at their lavish estate in Gland in the canton of Vaud in the hope that her stricken husband can continue to receive treatment there.

“Miracles happen, of course, and as a wealthy man he has the best care money can buy,” a longtime friend of the Schumacher family is quoted as saying by The Sun.

"But all the money in the world cannot fix what has happened to him,” the friend reportedly said.

“The family are making arrangements for a future of permanent immobility.

"Is there a sense of denial at play among them? I would say yes."

Schumacher hit his head against a rock while skiing off piste at Meribel shortly after Christmas.

The impact was strong enough to crack his helmet and cause serious brain injury.

Doctors put him into a medically induced coma to reduce swelling in the brain.

Schumacher’s fortune — estimated at more than 750 million francs — is more than enough to cover the expenses for a medical suite, plus the medical experts who may be needed to keep him alive.

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