Our story begins with Captain Courageous himself. Like any young boy, Angus Bond’s favourite things include toy cars, train tracks and animals. He loves to play outside and his quirky sense of humour is forever making his big sister Molly and big brother Ted laugh out loud.
Yet unlike most, Angus has to battle some very real monsters. He suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA), a rare bone marrow failure disorder that requires him to visit hospital multiple times each month for blood work and life-saving blood transfusions – for the rest of his life!
Born on 22 April, 2008, in Singapore where his family was living, Angus was a healthy, happy and much-loved baby. At just five weeks of age he became desperately ill with chronic anaemia. Within 12 hours he’d had two blood transfusions, and three more before moving to Canada a week later for his father’s new work posting.