It is a journey full of twists and turns, trials and tribulations which would have seen many men wave the white flag.
But Caven has succeeded where many would have failed and he hasn't finished yet as he plots the next stage of his darting career.
Tournament wins, a regular in the world's elite top 32, a book and a darts academy to help the stars of the future.....it is all in a day's work for one of the good guys in the world of darts.
The World Youth Champion at the age of 17, he has now won seven tournaments on the PDC Pro Tour. Caven is also a member of a very exclusive club.....players who have won both events at a Pro Tour weekend.