Parents of Correa provide update on health condition

  • Published on 14 Sep 2019 16:02
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Juan Manuel Correa's parents have issued an update on the condition of their son following his horrific crash with Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps.

Correa was transported to the United Kingdom last week after he received treatment in Belgium following the crash - however he was placed in an induced coma after he was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

In a fresh statement on the Ecuadorian-born driver, his parents have revealed that his condition has shown signs of improvement.

"Our son, Juan Manuel, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in London, England, with my wife and I at his side," read the statement.

"We have good days and bad days as well as long nights and short nights but with the support of the motorsports community, our friends, family, country and fans, we continue to pray for Juan Manuel.

"Juan Manuel remains in a state of induced coma with paralysis in order for his lungs to get as much rest as possible.

"Continuing to be assisted by an ECMO machine, many of the key vital indicators have improved slightly while others have deteriorated very little.

"We have been reminded by the doctors that as long as Juan Manuel continues in an upward trend of improvement, even if very little, it is all that we can ask for at the moment.

"Infections are under control and respiratory indicators remain stable and all vital signs continue to remain consistent and stable.

"We believe in our son's strength and determination, we see the minor improvement as an indication of him starting to turn the tide in his favour, we just need him to do it a little quicker.

"Doctors continue to monitor and change the bandages when necessary and confirm that the fractures are multiple and severe. Additional surgeries will be required once Juan Manuel's lungs improve to a state that it is safe for doctors to proceed.

"We would like to thank each and every person that has called, text, sent emails and reached out on social media. We have received and read or continue to read and show all the messages to Juan Manuel.

"Your messages help him to fight and never give up. This will be the biggest single motivator for Juan Manuel when he regains consciousness.

"We invite fans and friends to continue to send supportive messages via social media or to Again, thank you for your support."

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  • xoya

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    Jesus Christ. I didn't think that it was this serious. :/
    He will be very lucky if he survives, it seems.

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    • Sep 14 2019 - 19:21
  • I was shocked to see how serious his condition was. I genuinely appreciate Correa's parents for being so open and transparent. It's good for those that care about him, and those that want to send godo thoughts, say prayers, etc. Also it's a lot easier to just be open with people than to spend millions trying to hide your condition.

    Quite the contrast to the Schumacher situation...

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    • Sep 14 2019 - 23:47
    • That may be, but remember: they don't owe us this. The Schumis chose another way, and I think that's okay. Also, remember that there is a significant difference in what journalists will do to get stories or pics of Correa compared to Schumi. The kinda stuff they've pulled with him is unbelievable. Hell, as we speak there has been healthcare staff in France who broke their vow of silence and talked about a patient.

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      • Sep 15 2019 - 11:06

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