“The bike is unbelievable, Angus absolutely loves it. We have used it nearly every day, and spent the first week with it going a few kilometres to the park. I then took Angus on a 20 km round trip to meet some close family friends for breakfast and I have also been taking Angus to school on the bike….his friends are very impressed. We can’t go anywhere without being stopped by people telling us how amazing they think the bike is and what an amazing way to ensure Angus gets out and about.
Wherever we go we are very proud to mention the generosity of the Steve Waugh Foundation to all who ask about this amazing piece of equipment. His walker also continues to ensure he is an active and included member of the playground at school and it plays a vital part in his therapy and exercise.”
What frightens David, however, the most about Angus’s condition is that BPAN will one day change gears and accelerate. If that day comes without a treatment, Angus will decline rapidly. He will lose every skill he has mastered, from sitting to eating and swallowing.
As such, David and Edwina are proud to have set up with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute the BPAN program to find a cure or treatment for Angus and others diagnosed. You can find out more and how to donate on the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Website
And one day David hopes to hear his son say ‘Dad.’