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60 Seconds with Oscar Dawson

Name: Oscar Fred Dawson

Age: 10 years old in 3 days time

Where do you live?
East Sussex in England

How many relatives do you have with BCM?
None. My great-great Grandfather was described as ‘not being able to see colour and not being able to see very well’, so we assume he also had BCM. I have a brother (and a sister) who does not have BCM, uncles, cousins, none of whom has BCM. I am very special in my family.

What would you like your job to be?
Rock or Heavy Metal guitarist.

What are your hobbies?
Playing guitar and drums, gaming and sometimes drawing.

What is your most useful BCM tip?
To not worry about your differences. And to bring things closer to you, rather than you closer to things.

What would you suggest to young boys with BCM?
Realize you are not alone, and that although you are different, you can use the daily challenges you face having BCM to be a better person. You will experience things, good and bad, on your journey with BCM – if you use your mind, and realize in life, that it is mind over matter, you can be successful in your pursuits, and live an almost completely normal life. My biggest suggestion, never ever feel sorry for yourself.

Greatest achievement/proudest moment so far…
Performing on stage in The Big Dance last night in front of hundreds of people. And learning to surf in Sri Lanka.

Not many people know this about me but…
I like to climb. And when I was born I nearly went down the toilet!