Actress and comedian, Amy Schumer recently posted that she bought back her father’s farm that he lost in Bankruptcy nearly 30 years ago. Amy’s father, Gordon, was a very successful entrepreneur in Manhattan and as a result Amy spent much of her childhood very wealthy. However, Gordon was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Amy was 12 years old. As a result of his illness, Mr. Schumer could no longer work and had to declare bankruptcy. “We lost the farm when we lost everything else. But today I got to buy it back for him” says Amy in a recent interview in US Magazine.
Schumer explained to Charles Osgood this past July that her father’s illness, while incredibly difficult to witness, led her to seek out humor. “I seek laughter all the time. I think that’s something that also comes with having a sick parent is you don’t know what’s going to happen and so I’ll be like, ‘I’m psyched my legs still work!'”
This is a wonderful story and a great reminder that life does not always work the way we expect. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Sometimes fortunes turn on a dime. But, sometimes good things do happen to good people. Sometimes wrongs do get made right. And sometimes you can go back home again!
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Don Lawson is the Office Manager of the Bond & Botes Law Offices location in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds degrees in both Accounting and Finance that he’s put to use analyzing complex business bankruptcy cases for the firm. Read his full bio here.