The family of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has issued a statement to mark his 50th birthday on Thursday (January 3).
In addition to well wishes and thanks to his legion of fans, the family announced that Thursday will also mark the release of the Official Michael Schumacher App.
The app is described as a virtual museum that “we can review all together Michael’s successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments.”
December 29th marked five years since Schumacher’s near-fatal accident while skiing with his family. After a lengthy hospital stay, the German driver has been ensconced and cared for in his Switzerland home ever since.
“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” the family said in the statement.
Here is the Schumacher family’s official statement:
We are very happy to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together. As a gift to him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher APP will be released tomorrow, so that we can review all together Michael’s successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it.
“Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! That’s why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation. We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.
“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy. At the same time we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019.”