Scuderia Ferrari, the Formula 1 team Michael Schumacher earned five of his seven world titles with and where he spent 10 of his 19 seasons in the sport, is holding a silent vigil outside the Grenoble University Hospital Center in Switzerland to mark his 45th birthday today. The medical facility is where the German legend was rushed following his skiing accident on December 29, 2013.
"In these difficult days and on the occasion of his birthday, the Scuderia Ferrari clubs want to show their support for Michael Schumacher, organizing a silent and respectful event all in Red at the Grenoble University Hospital Center," Ferrari said in a statement on its Facebook fan page.
It's a bittersweet time for Schumacher's family as they celebrate his birthday while he's comatose in the hospital. Besides wearing red today, let's pray that he overcomes what is undoubtedly the greatest challenge he has ever faced.
Happy birthday, Michael!