ALTHOUGH he is one of the iconic race drivers in history, little is known about the family of Michael Schumacher. However, his daughter Gina Maria is forging her own path to sporting stardom with her career as a horse rider – here's what you need to know about her. Who is Gina Maria Schumacher? Gina Maria Schumacher was born on February 20, 1997, the daughter of Formula One legend Michael and his wife Corinna Betsch. In an interview with German broadcaster NDR, she revealed that could have followed in her famous father's footsteps after pursuing karting for a season. The 21-year-old's brother Mick, 19, has gone down that route, and currently races at Formula 3 level for the Italian Prema Poweteam. However, Gina Maria admitted that she "preferred the horses", and has put her passion to fine use in the sport of Western riding. In August 2017, she took a gold medal in the FEI World Reining Championships in Switzerland, one of a series of strong performances from the rising … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Schumacher’s daughter Gina Maria and what has she said about her father’s brain injury?
Brain injury claim
RACE ace Michael Schumacher may be secretly moved to a specialist brain injury clinic in the US, according to reports from his homeland. German magazine Bravo claims medics are preparing to transfer the much-loved sports star to a leading medical centre in Dallas, Texas. Mark Weeks, the director of the unnamed clinic, told the magazine: "We have a lot of experience with patients who are suffering this kind of trauma. "There is probably no clinic in Europe that treats as many cases as we do." Earlier it was revealed the Formula One legend is "not bed-ridden or surviving on tubes" as further details about his recovery emerged. Friends and family shed new light on the condition of the seven-time Formula One champ after a horror skiing accident five years ago. They revealed how he is receiving £50,000-a-week medical care while being treated in his home - not at a specialised hospital in a Swiss chateau. The news came after a German archbishop said last month that the legend "senses … [Read more...] about Michael Schumacher ‘set for top-secret transfer to US clinic for pioneering brain injury treatment’
A NEW mum has been awarded a staggering £485,000 in compensation after she sustained a severe brain injury while “tram surfing”. Rebecca Kelly, 20, received the payout from the High Court in Dublin despite admitting it was her own fault and that she knew it was a dangerous activity. She was just 13-years-old when she and a friend held on to the outside of a Luas tram as it departed from a station in south Dublin eight years ago. The Dublin woman fell off and smacked her head on the tracks and had to be rescued by her friend as city bound tram approached on the opposite side. Rebecca sued the tram operators, Veolia Transport Dublin Light Rail Ltd and Veolia Transport Ireland Ltd, through her mother, Elizabeth Kelly. She claimed there were not adequate visual systems employed - meaning the driver could not see the non-platform side of the tram before leaving the station. Veolia denied the claims and said there was contributory negligence on the young mum’s part … [Read more...] about Mum who suffered brain injury while ‘tram surfing’ is awarded £485,000 compo – even though she admits it was HER fault
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 4:46 am PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 The lights were bright. The grass was green. Fans filled the rows of bleachers lining Pike County High School's football field in Zebulon, Georgia. On the gridiron, the home team, the Pirates, decked out in red and black jerseys, faced off against the Peach County High School Trojans. It was time for Friday night football. Two days later, hundreds wearing the school's colors would again flock to the same field. Only this time, when the home team stepped onto the grass, they walked in neat rows, arms linked and faces somber. Two players gripped a Pirates jersey bearing the number 32. The jersey belonged to Dylan Thomas, a 16-year-old linebacker, who had been rushed to the hospital in the middle of Friday night's game after suffering an injury and becoming unresponsive. The high school junior was in critical condition after undergoing surgeries to relieve brain swelling, and many had … [Read more...] about Football-related brain injury claims high school linebacker
A Brooklyn grandfather who spent five years in jail only to have the D.A. suddenly drop his murder case intends to sue the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for $50 million. Lawrence Wright, 61, was arrested in early 2013 for the fatal stabbing of his high school friend Denise Pannell inside her Sheepshead Bay apartment. Though Wright had impaired verbal and cognitive ability due to a previous stroke, detectives in the 61st Precinct held him for nearly 17 hours without a lawyer before recording a rambling video confession. After his arrest, Wright was held without bail for five years as he bounced between Rikers Island and state-run psychiatric facilities. In his first sit-down interview since being released from jail, Wright said that confession was coerced by detectives who took advantage of his brain injury. "I just said whatever they wanted me to say because I was tired," said Wright. The Brooklyn DA is pushing forward with a controversial murder case, … [Read more...] about I-Team: Freed Murder Defendant With Brain Injury to Sue NYPD, Brooklyn DA for $50 Million