Hopes for His Recovery Dim
GRENOBLE, France — The hubbub of jostling reporters and television crews is a memory now, nearly two months after the helicopter carrying Michael Schumacher, the most successful Grand Prix driver in racing history, landed at University Hospital Center in this old Roman city after traveling from a rocky slope at the Méribel ski resort 45 miles away by air.
Outside the nine-story hospital, only a solitary, weather-stained banner remains to indicate that Schumacher is still a patient, deeply comatose and in critical condition, in the fifth-floor neurological intensive care unit.
“Schumi,” the banner outside the hospital says in bold scarlet letters, using the driver’s nickname and the color associated with the Ferrari team, with which he won most of his laurels, with a record seven driver’s championships and 91 Grand Prix wins. “All our thoughts for you and your family.”
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In part, the reporters’ disappearance from the hospital has been a response to appeals by Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, to spare the family further intrusion into their privacy. But the news media’s absence tells another more melancholy story, too.
Words by Tim Wong
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