Alex Zanardi continues to fight. A little more than a year after the handbike accident, his recovery continues and it is in stable condition. He said his wife Daniela, who does not leave him alone for a moment.
«Alex is in stable condition – explained his wife, who always makes him listen to Antonello Venditti’s songs -, at the moment he is in a clinic to follow a rehabilitation program led by doctors, physiotherapists, neurologists and speech therapists. All this to facilitate his recovery ».
«The path following the accident was not easy – he added in an interview with Bmw -. He has had to undergo many neurosurgery operations and there have been several setbacks. Now he is able to follow physical and mental training programs. He can communicate with us, but he is not yet able to speak. Following the long coma, the vocal cords have to regain elasticity and he is following therapies for this too. He still has great strength in his arms and is training intensely with specific equipment ».
Daniela said she was surprised by the wave of affection that swept Alex, that global embrace that surrounded him: “We have received many messages of affection and support, I take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’, on behalf of Alex, to all. The closeness of friends, fans and all those involved in motorsport was truly moving ».
What are the prospects for the future? For several months Zanardi has shown that he has phases of understanding and also of response to external stimuli, such as music (such as Venditti’s) or the vision of Formula 1 Grand Prix or the world championship. «It is a long journey and another great challenge. I can’t predict when Alex will go home. ‘ But he sure doesn’t give up: “I would like to tell all those people that they are thinking and praying for Alex who is fighting, as it has always done ». We had no doubts.
July 1, 2021 (change July 1, 2021 | 17:23)
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