Amy Schumer’s Dad Stands Up After Years of Being in a Wheelchair: 'We Had a Good Day'
Amy Schumer‘s father got a chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with his daughter Thursday.
The Snatched star, 36, shared an emotional video of her father, Gordon, standing with the help of a medical device. Gordon’s multiple sclerosis means he is reliant on a wheelchair to get around.
“My dad stood today with the help of a device. But he stood,” Schumer wrote in the caption. “Thank you to his nurse Sam. Dr Kanter and Dr Sadiq everyone at Tish for their MS stem cell work. Also Pure Prairie League for their song “Aime” his favorite song. We had a good day.”
As the song begins to play, Gordon jokes, “I hate this song.”
He then tells his doctor, “[Amy] was named after this song.”
Schumer walks toward her father, giving him a hug and says, “We haven’t stood next to each other in a while.”
As the song continues to play, Schumer starts to dance lightly as her father looks on and smiles.
The Trainwreck actress then leans her head on her father’s shoulder as she is almost overwhelmed by the emotion of the momentous occasion.
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“Some days, he’s really good and he’s with it and we’re joking,” Schumer told Walters. “And some days I go to visit my dad and it’s so painful. I can’t believe it.”
“In terms of my dad being sick, it was just confusing to me, especially the way MS works,” Schumer explained. “He was in physical pain. That’s when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them — I would keep everybody laughing.”