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A Cancer-Free Father’s Day: Evan’s Fertility Story

After a testicular cancer diagnosis, Livestrong helped Evan preserve his chance for a family. Now cancer free, he celebrates his first Father’s Day as a dad.
A father and mother hold their newborn baby and gray dog

In March of 2022, I received the sudden and gut-wrenching news that I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. One of the first questions I asked my doctor was about my ability to have children in the future. I was engaged to be married to my now wife, Hannah, that year, and becoming parents was always our dream. Without a clear sense of the severity of my cancer and treatment, I was instructed to take precautions and seek out fertility planning. I had absolutely no idea what that entailed and that was when I was connected with Livestrong. The organization provided me with vital information, generous assistance to support my fertility preservation, and gave me peace of mind knowing I was surrounded by a community that had my back. My family is incredibly grateful to have found Livestrong during such a crucial juncture.

Two years later, I am elated to say that I am cancer free and celebrating my first Father’s Day as a dad with my beautiful daughter, Paige. The gratitude I feel is immense and difficult to put into words. Being a dad is the greatest privilege life has given me and seeing Paige is a daily reminder of how lucky I am. Since my diagnosis, I have been proud to support Livestrong and stay connected to the organization in any way that I can. That even included representing Livestrong in the New York City Marathon (my first!) and raising over $10,000 to support the organization. I know I’ll always stay closely connected to Livestrong and help the organization support other families in need.

Evan’s loved ones cheer him on at the New York City Marathon

About Livestrong Fertility

Livestrong Fertility was created for those whose cancer diagnosis may affect their ability to create or add to their families.