Dylan was born thirteen years ago, as a premature baby at 29 weeks old. He struggled to survive in hospital, for two months, having undergone numerous tests and blood transfusions. Throughout his life so far, he has been faced undiagnosed with Autism until recently, leaving him with unanswered questions as to his own abilities, and social aspects of life. He has strived to meet with new friends, struggled through the Primary School Education, without help from Authorities. Dylan now is in High School, and even though he was placed lowest in his mainstream education class, has pushed through hard work on his own accord to achieve three grade moves. Dylan struggles every day with his problems, but is a happy child, and has endevoured to try to change his patterns that are important to himself, although causes havoc in family day life. Dylan, finds certain aspects of his life difficult with his special needs, and I feel that although he would not admit it, he is a credit to himself. Dylan loves sport, and although with his 'issues' sometimes struggles to concentrate and also co ordinate himself especially with contact sport, he again has pushed himself to achieve many tasks regarding this. When I told Dylan I was going to nominate him, he was so overwhelmed. Dylan also mentioned that he could not run with the Olympic Torch, I know he can...and again I would love the opportunity to let him prove to himself that indeed he can achieve this like everything else in his life so far.