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Watch: Amy Schumer Watches Her Dad Stands Up, Despite MS

“My dad stood today with the help of a device,” Amy Schumer captioned her Instagram post. “But he stood.” The comedian captured a moving video of her father, Gordon Schumer, standing upright with the help of a standing frame, a doctor, and a nurse in a medical facility. Gordon Schumer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when his daughter was 12 years old.

In the video, Schumer dances to her father’s favorite song, “Amie,” by Pure Prairie League, which her father says was also her namesake. Schumer’s father, observed by two medical professionals, stands with the support of a metal framework. At one point all three people assisting Mr. Schumer respond to what they think are spasms. “What’s happening? What are you feeling?” asks one of the aids. “I’m just listening to the song!” Mr Schumer replies.

In a caption for the Instagram video, Schumer thanked her father’s nurses, the doctors who perform stem cell work for MS, and Pure Prairie League. “We had a good day,” she wrote.




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