Corinna Schumacher, the wife of multi-world champion Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, has come to accept that her husband will never fully recover and has made the decision to sell their private jet and holiday home in Norway. She knows that he will never be able to enjoy them again.
The Daily Star reports that she has also been thinking about selling the chalet in the French Alps where the accident that put the race car driver into a coma occurred. The accident in the Meribel occurred in 2013 and left Schumacher in a coma with injuries to his brain. Doctors have reported that he has had very little progress and is immobile.
His wife made the decision to put the couple’s private jet up for sale when the realization that he would likely never fly in it again. She sold the jet for $38.5 million. The Mirror reports that she also sold the families Norwegian holiday home earlier in the year because she knew her husband would never be able to visit it again.
Schumacher’s home in Switzerland has received modifications to be adapted for his needs. There is a team of doctors and nurses as well as technicians working at the mansion 24 hours a day. Michael’s father, Rolf, has moved with his partner, Barbara Stahl, into a home on the grounds of his son’s mansion to be closer to the racing champion. German magazine Bunte reported that Corinna’s new role as head of the Schumacher empire grates on Michael’s father. It appears that Rolf expected to take over his son’s empire after the skiing accident that put him in the coma, not the F1 racer’s wife. However, when it became clear that the old Schumi would not return to the vibrant head of the family business, Corinna accepted that fact and made the moves she needed to.
Corinna has been strong since the accident to her husband. She took over his job running the family business, a multi-million dollar company that continues to generate millions of dollars, even though Michael is in a coma. She was trained as a sales clerk, but is now the woman in charge. She has taken over the finances, managing the employees, lawyers and the business advisers.
The decision to sell the private jet, the home used for holiday vacations and the possibility of selling the French Alps chalet had to be difficult decisions by Schumacher’s wife, but the right decisions. Looking to what the former F1 driver needs now to sustain him is much more important to her than retaining things he will never be able to enjoy again. The family all hopes that Schumi will bounce back, but the realization setting in, with the brain damage sustained in the skiing accident, he will likely never be the same, and his wife is preparing for that.
By Cletus Dillwood