Infertile cancer sufferer becomes dad 14 years after freezing sperm

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London, Oct 12 (ANI): An infertile cancer sufferer has now become a father of a 14-month-old daughter, thanks to freezing his sperm 14 years ago before his chemotherapy.

James Hodgson, 28, from Fareham, Hampshire, was 14 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma after finding a lump on his neck.

He froze his sperm before undergoing intensive chemotherapy, as he was warned the treatment would make him infertile.

Miracle daughter Lily, 14 months old, was born after Hodgson and his wife Claire, 31, tried for a baby using IVF.

"When we found out Claire was pregnant, it was amazing," the Daily Mail quoted Hodgson as saying.

"I was very open when I met Claire about my past. We got married in 2007 and started trying for a baby in 2008.

"It was quite tough-going. IVF is an emotional process, I found it very frustrating that there wasn't anything I could do," he added.

Hodgson was given the all-clear at the age of 22, after numerous check-ups and X-rays. (ANI)

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