Ryan Murphy Donates $10M to Hospital in Son's Honor

TV producer reveals son Ford, 4, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2018 12:09 PM CDT
Ryan Murphy accepts the award for outstanding directing in a limited series, movie or dramatic special for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards...   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – TV producer Ryan Murphy revealed Monday that his son, Ford, has been battling cancer for two years—and that he's donating $10 million to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in tribute to the 4-year-old. Ford, a "sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks," was diagnosed with neuroblastoma during a routine check-up. He's been incredibly "strong" through surgery and other procedures, "and today he is thriving," the Glee producer and American Horror Story creator writes on Instagram. "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," Murphy writes, and the wing the family is donating will ensure "other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility," which turns no child away. Murphy, 52, wed photographer David Miller in 2012; the couple welcomed their first son that year and Ford two years later, Page Six reports. (A mystery donor gave $130,000 so a boy could get cancer treatment.)

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