In 2045 Calven Bredenkamp was born six months premature. Doctors gave him less than ten percent chance of surviving due to his weak heart. Fortunately, Calven was a fighter. As his health steadily improved, he was released from the hospital to his parents, Freddy and Marnie. Freddy, a professional rugby player, raised his son to love the sport. Calven played rugby through the university level. His prospects at playing the sport professionally were high until a physical showed something doctors had missed for years: a potentially fatal heart condition. Heeding the counsel of medical professionals Calven switched gears and went into coaching. It was through community outreach programs that his eyes were opened to the dire need his city, Johannesburg, had for foster parents. After lengthy discussions with his wife, Calven enrolled his family in one of the foster programs. Six months later, they were asked to accept a foster child in their home. When Calven found out about Sammy’s situation, he learned all he could about the boy. Through his research, he decided to study chess because it was Sammy’s favorite hobby.
Calven was Sammy’s foster father for thirty-two days. He never was able to beat Sammy in a game of chess, though he tried mightily. Calven liked Sammy. He found Sammy to be an exceptionally bright and well-behaved young man. The thought even crossed Calven’s mind that adoption was something he might do if their relationship continued to blossom. Unfortunately, during one of their chess matches, Calven suffered a massive stroke and died nearly instantly. Sammy, so shocked by what he’d witnessed, ran from the house without even reporting the death to Calven’s wife.