Ryan Murphy calls son Ford a ‘warrior’ in emotional message marking his sixth birthday… one year after revealing he’s cancer free
Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller have much to celebrate.
On Saturday, Murphy, the renowned screenwriter, producer and director, marked their son Ford’s sixth birthday with a heartfelt message that touched on their boy’s courageous recovery from cancer.
‘Much love and respect to our warrior Ford Theodore Miller Murphy, who battled neuroblastoma cancer at 18 months and survived and thrived and today celebrated his SIXTH birthday,’ Murphy began in an Instagram post along with an adorable photo of Ford snuggled up in an animal print sleeping bag and stuffed cheetah head.
Emotional: Renowned TV creator Ryan Murphy, 54, marked his son Ford’s sixth birthday by sharing an adorable photo of his boy along with a heartfelt message that touched on his courageous recovery from cancer
Murphy also took time to thank the doctors and helpers who treated their son at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with ‘love and care’.
‘There is in fact a wing with Ford’s name on it to honor his spirit and all the children who are still in the fight,’ he wrote in reference to the $10 million donation he made in his son’s honor.
The six-time Emmy winner ended his emotional statement by explaining the big beaming smile on his son’s face in the photo.
‘Ford loves jungle animals…thus the cheetah sleeping bag. We love you, Fordie.’
Proud papa: The acclaimed screenwriter, producer and director reflected on Ford’s cancer fight in his emotional message on Instagram
Respect: Murphy also took time to thank the doctors and helpers who treated their son at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with ‘love and care’ in his social media statement
Many hours later Murphy took to Instagram again and shared a cute photo of Ford standing poolside with his arms raised in the air with joy.
‘King of The Day…Ford at 6,’ Murphy wrote in the caption of the snap that also had the word ‘happy birthday’ written across it in multiple colors.
Ford was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer that starts in nerve cells and is most often found in an embryo or fetus, in 2016, according to American Cancer Society.
He underwent multiple procedures to battle the cancer before being deemed cancer free in a statement by Murphy in October 2019.
Happy Birthday: The creator of such shows as Glee, American Horror Story and Ratched also shared a photo of Ford with his arms in the air in joy
Adorable: Murphy and Miller just welcomed their third son, Griffin, to the world on August 18
Murphy’s post comes just over two months after he and Miller, who also have a seven-year-old son Logan, welcomed their third boy, Griffin, to the world.
The creator of such shows as Glee, American Horror Story and Ratched shared the happy news to his Instagram September 1 by posting a heart-melting photo of his older boys holding their new brother close.
‘Griffin Sullivan Miller Murphy. August 18, 6 pounds 13 ounces, he wrote in the caption.
Murphy and Miller celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary this past July.
Going strong: Murphy and Miller celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary this past July