Ryan Murphy has opened up about his son’s battle with cancer.
The TV mastermind behind hit series including Glee, American Horror Story and Pose shared a photo of Ford Theodore Miller Murphy, his four-year-old son, and revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of two.
“I’d like you to meet Ford Theodore Miller Murphy. Today is a big day in his and our family’s lives,” he wrote. “Two years ago, this sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.”
The NHS website describes neuroblastoma as a “rare type of cancer” that mostly affects babies and young children.
“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. From there, Ford has undergone a huge surgery and several difficult procedures,” he continued.
Ryan thanked his “strong and patient and loving” husband, David Miller, calling him his “rock” through the difficult experience, and confirmed that their son Ford is “thriving” after recovering from his cancer.
“He just celebrated his fourth birthday, a milestone we are all so thrilled about,” he wrote.
As a thank you to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where his son was treated, Ryan announced that his family will be donating a wing in tribute to Ford, and making a $10 million donation to the hospital to help other children receive treatment.
“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,” he added.
You can read Ryan’s full post below.