News : Family keeps faith as baby battles cancer

Sep 1, 2015

Originally published in The Portsmouth Herald and Foster's Daily Democrat. 

By Amy Bevan

When Jim and Deana Cavan welcomed their son Everett into the world last April, they knew he would change their lives forever. What they didn’t realize was just how much their first-born child, who is currently fighting for his life in a Boston hospital, could teach them about courage, resiliency, hope and the human spirit.

Nine-month-old “Rett” has been battling a rare and serious form of pediatric cancer after a rhabdoid tumor was discovered on his liver last fall. But despite a risky surgery to remove the mass and several rounds of chemotherapy to destroy additional cancer lesions on his lungs, this little boy and his parents remain positive about his recovery.

“It’s tough,” said Deana. “But, I feel like he can push through this and live an amazing life.”

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