Ryan Murphy Shares His 4-Year-Old Son Is Battling Cancer

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Ryan Murphy revealed on Instagram yesterday that his son, Ford Murphy, has struggled with cancer for the past two years. Today, Murphy said, his son is "thriving." Murphy shared the post to commemorate the anniversary of Ford's diagnosis. Ford, who is now four, was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma when he was two years old.
"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 wrote alongside a photo of a chipper Ford. (In the photo, Ford is riding a pony.) In honor of his son, Murphy added that he and his family, including husband David Miller, would be donating $10 million USD to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit institution that provides care to children with critical conditions. The hospital has a number of high-profile supporters, including late night host Jimmy Kimmel. Last night was actually the annual Children's Hospital LA gala, at which Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney gifted the hospital $1 million USD, according to the LA Times. Kimmel's son Billy Kimmel, who suffered a major heart condition after birth, was treated at Children's Hospital. Kimmel has previously lauded the hospital on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
See the full Instagram post from Murphy, below.

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