Dawson is the 19 month old grandson of local table tennis player John Davies. Dawson is suffering from an extremely rare form of cancer called hepatoblastoma – a condition so rare it affects only one in a million children.
Dawson's parents, family and friends are trying to raise £500000 to take Dawson to the USA for pioneering treatment. It is a race against time as the Nottingham Post explains.
Dawson appeared on the ITV This Morning programme on Thursday 3rd August.