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Winnipeg Musician Aims to Make a Difference

By Adriana Mingo

He’s an up and coming musician on Winnipeg’s music scene, but unless you’ve seen Nic Dyson in person, you’d never guess that he has cerebral palsy.

“There’s a fine line between acknowledging it and ignoring it,” said Dyson. “I was born with it and it’s very mild. It’s not debilitating and it’s purely physical. There’s nothing wrong with my brain.”

His condition isn’t stopping him from doing what he loves, even if he was bullied because of it when he was younger.

“I was a social outcast,” said Dyson. “I didn’t talk to anybody. I had one group of guy friends and I was the social outcast of that group. I was the weakest link. I was picked on and bullied by them, but they were all that I had. So I stuck with them.”

Dyson experienced exclusion. He was picked last in gym class and not included in games. He said he understood, because he knew people thought he’d slow them down.

“I was well aware that people treated me differently,” said Dyson.

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