Musical prodigy defeats the odds, chases his dreams

Musical prodigy defeats the odds, chases his dreams

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) – One Lawton student who has been fighting an uphill battle his entire life is encouraging his peers to follow their dreams.

16-year-old Cameron Smith is a student at Eisenhower High School. He loves to play ragtime music on the piano and has written over 400 of his own compositions.

Cameron was born at 23 weeks, weighing only one pound at birth. He's had more than 10 surgeries, including heart surgery, because of complications from being born prematurely. He said his goal is to bring ragtime music back into the mainstream.

You can find more of Cameron's work here.

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