Ryan Murphy shared on Monday that he will be donating $10 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the facility that treated his four-year-old son Ford Miller Murphy for a form of pediatric cancer.
The “American Horror Story” and “Pose” showrunner made the announcement in an Instagram post of his son.
“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,” Murphy writes.”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.”
Murphy says his son underwent “a huge surgery and several difficult procedures” but is now “thriving.” Ford recently celebrated his fourth birthday.
Now, Murphy is donating $10 million for a wing at Children’s Hospital.
“We are so honored and lucky to contribute, and encourage everybody who can to do the same,” Murphy continued. “We love you, Ford.”
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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