Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corrina, thanked the fans for their support while the seven-time Formula One champion was in a coma for six months.
Corrina used a German Grand Prix program to express her support, reported The Telegraph.
She wrote she was “blown away” by the support for her family after her husband was hospitalized after a skiing accident France.
She wrote: “Dear motorsport friends, this is a message to all of you who have lived a passion for Michael’s sport in all the years together with him, and who have supported him the past half year off the track as well.
She added: “The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you for the good wishes and positive energies you keep sending Michael. I have to say your sympathies literally blew us all away! Good to know that together we made it through the hardest time!”
Schumacher is now being treated in Switzerland, and his recovery will take a “long time,” she added.
“We trust that — as for so many years in F1 — time will be Michael’s ally in this fight. Until then I would like to wish you and your families all the best as well,” she added, according to CNN.
They have been married since 1995 and have two children together.
About a week ago, she told the German-based Neue Post that she was encouraged by his recovery progress.
“It’s getting better. Slowly certainly, but better at any rate,” she said.
Dr. Erich Riederer, a Zurich-based neurologist, said that Schumacher is unlikely to make a full recovery.
“He will remain an invalid all his life and will always remain dependent on the help of others,” he said, according to the National Post.