The primary goal of Renewed Hope is to help survivors recovering from or living with cancer to find renewed hope, strengthen family ties, and move forward with their lives. Kathy and Dennis Fry have drawn on their unique combination of life and work experiences to launch Renewed Hope / Esperanza Renovada, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. The organization is working toward operating a retreat lodge in the mountains of southwest Puerto Rico.
This project began with one cabin in Maricao, Puerto Rico, and is now expanding to an additional site in the neighboring municipality of San German. Adding the new site allows offering up to 90 week-long stays per year to cancer survivors and their families.
San German was chosen for the expansion because of the wide variety of sights to visit in the area. The historic city of San German was the first capitol of Puerto Rico, one of the first European established towns in the new world, and the site of the first church built in the western hemisphere. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico are found on the south and west shores, the Caribbean side of the island. The mountainous area of the southwest is known for coffee and fruit farms and breathtaking scenery.
There is much to see and do in this part of the island, offering many new experiences to assist survivors in finding a new outlook on life.
Phase I: Site – including preparation of land for construction, water and electric services, sanitary systems, entrance road and gates.
Phase II: Cabins – Individual cabins, decks, furnishings, gardens, walkways and paths, benches and meditation areas.
Phase III: Lodge – Construction of main lodge and connected covered pavilion, outdoor patio, and other common use areas.
Ways You Can Help
- Giving to the Project – Every financial contribution makes a difference.
- Come Build with Us – Interested in a working vacation? Join us for a workshop on round building construction.
- Vacation Investment Plan – Reserve your unique vacation spot while helping build a restorative escape for cancer survivors.
Read more about Our Vision for Your Stay
Contact us for more information about the project and all the ways you can help. 608-604-7537
Comments About The Project
See what our past guests have to say about their experience at our Maricao cabin.