In an emotional Instagram post, Ryan Murphy revealed for the first time his 4-year-old son’s cancer diagnosis. For anyone worried — this story has a happy ending.
Murphy is best known as the TV creator behind shows such as Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Pose.
He’s been married to his husband, David Miller, since 2012.
‘I’d like you to meet Ford Theodore Miller Murphy,’ the creator wrote on Instagram yesterday (22 October). The post features a photo of Ford.
‘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.’
His full statement
Here’s the remainder of Murphy’s statement, including his son’s successful battle and his generous donation to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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.
The couple also has a 5-year-old son named Logan Phineas.