With the help of modern technology, Amy Schumer's father has been able to stand up for the first time in years.
Gordon Schumer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) when Amy was only 12-years-old, and has had to rely on a wheelchair for mobility ever since.
MS is an incurable disease, which affects a person's brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in the eyes, resulting in deteriorating vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions.
In 2015, Amy, 38, opened up about her father's illness during an interview with Barbara Walters, where she said her family has been able to cope through humor.
"In terms of my dad being sick, it was just confusing to me, especially the way MS works," she said. "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."
This wouldn't be the first time Amy has been the rock of the family.
In 2016, the comedian bought back the family farm she grew up in. She surprised her father with the generous gift as an early Christmas present.
Fast forward nearly a year later, and Gordon would receive another surprise that would change his life.
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