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American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy reveals son Fords cancer battle and the $10million donation hes made to saving his life

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Ryan Murphy has given a glimpse at his battles at home (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GLSEN)

Director, screenwriter and producer Ryan Murphy has spoken about his hidden fight to save his sons life.

On Monday night, the 52-year-old revealed how brave son Ford has been battling an often fatal pediatric cancer for the last two years at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

The American Horror Story creator announced that he and partner David Miller would be donating $10million to the exceptional facility that have helped get Ford to his milestone fourth birthday, this month.

Sharing a sweet picture of Ford on Instagram, Ryan wrote: 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.

Fords cancer — an abdominal tumor the size of a tennis ball — was found during a normal check up by his brilliant pediatrician Dr. Lauren Crosby.

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Ryan went on to describe how his better half David supported him as they watched Ford undergo huge surgery and several difficult procedures.

My better half, David Miller, was a rock through this, he went on. Strong and patient and loving (I was always a trembling wreck). Ford was strong as well, and today he is thriving.

Ryan concluded: Ford is doing so well because of Childrens 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 Childrens Hospital.

We are so honored and lucky to contribute, and encourage everybody who can to do the same. We love you, Ford.

Ryan and David welcomed Ford by surrogate in October 2014, almost two years after the arrival of their first son Logan in 2012.

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One of TVs most prolific producers, Ryan is responsible for Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and AHS.

Earlier this year, he signed a multi-million deal to move to Netflix from 21st Century Fox, though hes known for donating huge sums of his own profits to good causes.

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In May, he declared that 100 per cent of his takings from my FX show Pose would go towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations.

These groups do amazing work and need our support, he declared.

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