Amy Schumer Shared How She'd Feel About Son Gene Having Autism in a Sweet Birthday Post
Amy Schumer's son, Gene, is 2! In celebrating her little one, Amy dedicated a fair amount of Gene's birthday post on Instagram to her husband, Chris Fischer. The love letter to both of her boys was featured in the caption of a photo from the day of Gene's birth — May 5, 2019 — in which Chris was holding Amy's hand while she was in the middle of her C-section delivery.
"Today is our son's birthday and I woke up emotional as hell thinking about my husband, Chris," Amy wrote. "In this first photo while I was having a 3 hour c section he held my hand and stared in my eyes so I never felt alone. I feel loved and supported always. He takes care of our family and is a husband and father beyond my wildest dreams. Also he has autism spectrum disorder."
In March 2019, Amy shared that Chris was diagnosed with "what used to be called Asperger's." Since then, Amy has been candid about how Chris's diagnosis has been such a positive thing in his life and for their whole family and that he now has tools that have "helped us communicate and support each other better."
"People have reached out to us saying that seeing our doc #expectingamy motivated them to get tested and that it has changed their lives," Amy wrote. "We want to encourage parents and people to give themselves the gift of information so people can function to the best of their abilities and remove any stigma that comes with autism."
"Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he's anything like his father that is wonderful news."
Circling back to her son, Amy's birthday post continued: "Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he's anything like his father that is wonderful news. So on our babies birthday where he held my hand tight and held me with his eyes I want to say I love you thank you and happy birthday little geenie panini we love you as much as you love school busses."
Happy second birthday, Gene!