I think his family will disagree ... and Schuhmacher has been a role-model and inspiration to Millions in his life so far - he can be that again, no matter how he comes out of this. I wish him the best in terms of recovery, but when you look at people like Christopher Reeves, you can see that despite tragedy - people will look up to someone like that again for what he does for society. One thing is for certain I think; Schuhmacher is not the type of Person to give up. No matter what.[...] schumi in coma is better than schumi who needs to be spoonfed...
Now, we?re told, with what appears to be a bit of a triumphal air, that Michael is no longer in a coma. As stated above, THIS IS NOT NEWS. I cannot help but think that this is a highly cynical use of language, using the truth to convey an impression that is almost certainly false. I cannot but think that if Michael had emerged AT ALL from the minimally conscious state that Sabine so accurately described in April, we?d be told that Michael is leaving for rehab, that he is having problems expressing himself and will work hard to get better. Or that he?s having to learn to walk,read, write, etc all over again. But no, we?re told what we already know, and pretty much told to not ever expect further updates. Kinda like what I was thinking.
This all leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. And a huge space of sadness for Michael?s family, and for you, his fans.
My point is if he were alive but severely incapacitated, and not requiring mechanical ventilation or "life support" to keep going, to say he's better off dead is callous in the extreme. And you're talking to someone who frequently has to have this discussion in favour of not keeping people technically "alive", through "artificial means."if you plan on hanging your relatives next to the painting on the wall, and keep them alive just so they wouldn't be dead, i'm glad i'm not one of yours!
if it ain't life, you're better off dead!
I think the former F1 doc is out of his area of competence here as he's not commenting on medical issues, but on media issues, i.e. the communications strategy chosen by camp Schumi.