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Ryan Murphy reveals 4-year-old son's cancer diagnosis and donates $10m to hospital

The 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator also praised his husband David Miller for "being a rock"

2018-10-24

Words: Steve Brown

Ryan Murphy has revealed his son was diagnosed with cancer and donated $10 million to the children’s hospital which cared for him.

In an emotional post on Instagram the Glee creator posted a picture of his son Ford Theodore Miller Murphy who, when he was two, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – an often fatal cancer.

But in the post, Murphy revealed that his son was celebrating his fourth birthday which he called a “milestone”.

Murphy – who is married to David Miller – also praised his husband for being a “rock” through it all.

He wrote: “I’d like you to meet Ford Theodore Miller Murphy. Today is a big day in his and our family’s lives.

“Two years ago, this sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks was diagnosed with neuroblastoma…an often fatal pediatric cancer.

“Ford’s cancer — an abdominal tumor the size of a tennis ball — was found during a normal check up by his brilliant pediatrician Dr. Lauren Crosby @drlaurencrosby.

 
 
 
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I’d like you to meet Ford Theodore Miller Murphy. Today is a big day in his and our family’s lives. Two years ago, this sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks was diagnosed with neuroblastoma…an often fatal pediatric cancer. Ford’s cancer — an abdominal tumor the size of a tennis ball — was found during a normal check up by his brilliant pediatrician Dr. Lauren Crosby @drlaurencrosby. From there, Ford has undergone a huge surgery and several difficult procedures. My better half, David Miller, was a rock through this — strong and patient and loving (I was always a trembling wreck). Ford was strong as well, and today he is thriving. He just celebrated his fourth birthday, a milestone we are all so thrilled about. Ford is doing so well because of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles @childrensla. Today at the hospital we are donating a wing in tribute to Ford and our family is making a gift of $10 million dollars so that other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility. No child is turned away at Children’s Hospital. We are so honored and lucky to contribute, and encourage everybody who can to do the same. We love you, Ford. 📸 credit: @dcmphoto.biz

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“From there, Ford has undergone a huge surgery and several difficult procedures.

“My better half, David Miller, was a rock through this — strong and patient and loving (I was always a trembling wreck).

“Ford was strong as well, and today he is thriving. He just celebrated his fourth birthday, a milestone we are all so thrilled about.”

The American Horror Story creator then went on to say that his son was doing well because of the help at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and donated £10 million to the hospital.

He continued: “Ford is doing so well because of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles @childrensla.

“Today at the hospital we are donating a wing in tribute to Ford and our family is making a gift of $10 million dollars so that other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility. No child is turned away at Children’s Hospital.

“We are so honored and lucky to contribute, and encourage everybody who can to do the same. We love you, Ford.”