Ryan Murphy Donates $10 Million To The Hospital Which Saved His Son's Life Two Years
The American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy went through a tough time when his youngest son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 3 in 2016. His son underwent many treatments and surgeries to battle the cancer.
In an emotional Instagram post on Monday, Murphy introduced his 4-year-old son Ford Murphy to the public which he captioned "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."
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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
In gratitude to the hospital, which saved his son's life, Murphy announced that the family is donating a wing and a $10 million in tribute to their son. He further mentioned they are donating the money so that "other children can experience the love and care of this exceptional facility."
In an interview earlier this year, Murphy opened up about the night when Ford nearly died as an infant before his diagnosis with cancer. He told,
I had a newborn baby. My son Ford was 11 months old and in the middle of the night stopped breathing.
We called 911. Obviously we were in panic and we were doing CPR and they showed up at 2 a.m. in the morning. There were four responders. They were incredibly calm and nurturing. They forced me to leave the room.
Murphy explained that Ford had a "tracheal blockage in his throat" which he described is genetic. Reflecting on the traumatic night, Murphy praised the emergency responders for saving his children's life.