Jim Cavan

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Jim is a recovering sportswriter whose work  has appeared at ESPN.com, SI.com, The Cauldron, Grantland, SB Nation, Narratively, Eeephus, and the New York Times, among other outlets.

In 2015, Jim's infant son, Everett, passed away after a four-month fight  with a rare form of pediatric cancer. Shortly after Everett's passing, Jim and his wife, Deana, launched Rett's Roost, a nonprofit organization that runs retreats for families affected by childhood cancer.

Jim is currently writing a book about his family's experience. He lives in Maine with Deana and their two-year-old daughter, Everly.


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When We Knew Our Boy Was Slipping Away

We were so worried about surviving that we’d forgotten to show him even little ways to live.

Apr 02, 2018