Schumacher turns 45 fighting for life
Fifth day in coma after skiing accident03 January, 10:31
The family of the seven-time Formula One champ said Thursday he was "a fighter who will not give up".
Schumacher, who won five titles with Ferrari, smashed his head against a rock near his holiday home at Meribel after going off piste to help a friend's daughter.
He has had two operations to drain blood from his skull and ease pressure on his brain, and is stable in a medically induced coma after a "very slight" improvement from the second op.
Ferrari fan clubs are holding a silent vigil outside the hospital Friday.
The Ferrari Internet site will dedicate a special feature to the German great, wishing him a happy birthday and speedy recovery. The website will also host a photo gallery of the 72 Ferrari victories posted by Schumacher - part of his record 91 tally.