Michael Schumacher’s Family Establish ‘Keep Fighting’ Initiative

Michael Schumacher’s family have launched a non-profit initiative called “keep fighting” that’s objective is to “spread the positive energy” displayed by his fanbase following the German Champion’s skiing accident in December 2013.

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 25: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in action during second practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 25, 2006, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 25: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari in action during second practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 25, 2006, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The initiative’s current activities are stated on the website as,

“Keep Fighting will develop projects which unite its Community and are able to be undertaken and completed through that support.

Current Keep Fighting initiatives include the Michael Schumacher exhibition in Marburg, the Champions for Charity football match and the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibit at Motorworld Cologne (in planning stage). We will provide updates on further Keep Fighting initiatives by email.”

In other Schumacher news, a supposed “friend” of the family has smuggled an image of the ex-F1 driver in his hospital bed and is trying to sell the image off to European press agencies for €1m.

It’s not only a breach of his personal range of life, but represents the most lowliest scum-ship too. We hope the culprit is publicly shamed and any publications soulless enough to buy the image for their own exposure are boycotted by the not just the racing community, but the readership in general.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 30:  Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP is seen with his Team Principal Ross Brawn before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Hoch Zwei/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 30: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP is seen with his Team Principal Ross Brawn before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Hoch Zwei/Getty Images)

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said,

“Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard.

“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.”

– Sabine Kehm

Details regarding the new initiative can be found here.