News : Rett's Roost to help children, families fighting cancer

Apr 27, 2015

Jim Cavan served as Director of Media for the Green Alliance for nearly five years. After suffering a tragedy, he and his wife, Deana, have found the strength to launch a non-profit you'll want to learn more about!

Originally published in The Portsmouth Herald.

DOVER – A local couple who recently lost their infant son to cancer announced plans to open a retreat center for families with children afflicted by the disease.

Deana and Jim Cavan have established Rett’s Roost to offer weekly and weekend retreats for free or by donation to families who have a child currently in treatment, in remission or who have lost a child to cancer. On-site programs will focus on healthy body and mind, such as yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, healthy meals and outdoor exploration.

Rett’s Roost is named for Everett, the Cavans’ baby boy who passed away in February after a five-month battle with rhabdoid tumors. Rett would have celebrated his first birthday on Monday, April 27. Throughout Rett’s illness, his parents shared their story in Seacoast Sunday as well as online through social media.

Read the full story in The Portsmouth Herald here.