The family of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher has launched a new not for profit entitled ‘Keep Fighting’ that looks to inspire the ‘Never Give Up’ attitude that he and his family has exhibited throughout his recovery.
“We would like to encourage others to never give up,” Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, said in a prepared statement.
“The intention of the Keep Fighting Initiative is to spread the belief that giving up is not an option, a message that is valid not only in motor racing. In this way we hope to turn a terrible event, which affects the whole Schumacher family, into something positive.”
“We wanted to send a sign of encouragement at a time where people are open to it. The Keep Fighting Initiative is about courage, hope and belief in your own confidence. It is about giving back positive energy that the Schumacher family has received by so many wonderful people in the whole world.”
Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma following a skiing accident in December 2013. He awoke in the summer of 2014 before being transported to his home in Grenoble, where he continues to receive medical treatment. The family used the ‘Keep Fighting’ announcement to reiterate their stance on keeping the popular racing driver’s condition private.
“Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard,” Corinna said. “This is also because we have to protect his intimate sphere. Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.”
“We are aware that this may be difficult for some people to understand but we do this with full commitment to Michael’s guidelines and can only thank people for their understanding.”