Episode 4 of Parents After 40 is about the rare cancer Ted had 10 years ago and his surgery.

He survived and is cancer-free now.
The frozen sperm sat in a bank for years. Each quarter, he paid a bill to store his sperm just in case he needed it.
When Kathryn and Ted got married, they needed it.

Here’s his story of finding out he had cancer, the decision to have surgery, his survival — and what it meant for his future.

We couldn’t leave this part of the story out, because it’s too important. We didn’t want other parents or cancer victims to think this was an easy journey.

Kathryn is in her forties and Ted is in his fifties.
Kathryn was a television executive producer for 20 years and she’s now a public speaking trainer and media strategist.
Ted has been in healthcare technology for 20 years.
Kathryn built her own company and wanted to build a family.
Ted had bladder cancer years before they met, so they knew having a baby would be tough.
But not THIS tough.
Come along as they figure out how to be “Parents After 40.”

Hosts: Kathryn Janicek and Ted Wright
Produced by: Kathryn Janicek (
Edited by: Kirie Quackenbush (