Former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher remains in critical condition following a skiing accident at the French Alpine resort of Maribel.
It’s been confirmed that Schumacher was wearing a helmet when the accident happened. According to Reuters, Men’s Alpine skiing World Cup director Guenter Hujara said, “Without a helmet, Michael Schumacher would be dead.”
Doctors have said that although the helmet did save Schumacher from even further injury, it was not enough protection and left the racer with severe bruising to his brain and in a coma, according to NBC.
Following the accident the racing and sports community, along with some other notable figures have delivered an outpouring of support to Schumacher and his family, all of which is evident from the numerous posts flying across Twitter.
Bill Clinton tweeted out support for Schumacher and thanked him for his work with the Clinton Foundation.
Thinking today of Michael Schumacher and grateful for all he’s done w/@clintonfdn and for others. My prayers are with him and his family.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 30, 2013
Racing drivers from all over the globe wished Schumacher the best.
Michael Schumacher’s accident put things&life in perspective. For him, his family and all of us. Let’s cross our fingers for a full recovery — alex wurz (@alex_wurz) December 30, 2013
Hoping that Michael Schumacher gets better. Thats a freak accident that u hope nobody goes thru. we are all thinking about him. — Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) December 30, 2013
Sadly & hopefully I follow news on Michael Schumacher. Lets pray for him & also for the strength & expertise of doctors guiding his recovery — Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) December 30, 2013
Journalist James Allen showed his encouraged the former champion racer.
Feeling v sad for the great Champ and especially for his family. Keep fighting, Michael Schumacher
— James Allen (@Jamesallenonf1) December 30, 2013
While Shauna Muamba, wife of British soccer player Fabrice Muamba returned a favor.
I pray that Michael Schumacher pulls through this. I remember how the world prayed for my hubby@fmuamba and now I’ll say a prayer for him