Krishna is a regional ambassador in London.
What is your name?
Miss Krishna Talsania
Date of Birth
Where do you live?
Harrow, London, UK
YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH TRAILBLAZERS
How did you first hear about Trailblazers?
The first time I heard about the Trailblazers was when I was at hospital where my consultant gave me some leaflets about organisations whom I could contact for support. However, due to fluctuating health issues, I was unable to volunteer. The next time I heard about the Trailblazers was through Tanvi Vyas who encouraged me to register and volunteer alongside likeminded young disabled people like myself. I haven't looked back since...
Why did you get involved with Trailblazers?
I have Charcot Marie Tooth disease and I face many practical difficulties I on a daily basis. However, despite these daily issues, I am a passionate believer in voluntary work to represent the views of disadvantaged groups in society. I wanted to volunteer with a charity that understood my needs as well as represented my views as well. This opportunity came about when I came across the Trailblazers through the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The great thing about the Trailblazers is that it empowers the young disabled person to have their voice heard on issues that really matter to them and to make a real and positive difference into their lives. It was refreshing to see that their funds and work wasn't restricted to just clinical research. Another attractive aspect of the Trailblazers was the representation of young people with neuromuscular diseases and was not restricted to one particular disease.
If there was one thing I could change or achieve, it would be...
All costs aside, I would ensure all places were fully accessible for disabled people. It is a necessary and essential part of life which unfortunately people often take for granted. This in turn would open up many opportunities which are currently unavailable to disabled people.
LET'S FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOU!
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would it be and why?
It would have to be Mahatma Gandhi. This man is known as the Father of the Nation of India and his achievement is one of a kind. Mahatma Gandhi truly was a remarkable man as he demonstrated to the world that following in the path of truth, non-violence, love and charity, a great deal can be achieved. His inner strength, courage, determination and power are an inspiration for me. Mahatma Gandhi has shown me that success through passive resistance, unity, and through non-violent means is truly possible. As the father of the great nation of India, his fight for independent India is unique and this great achievement demonstrates to me that anything is possible if we put our hearts and minds to it. Spending an entire day with him would teach me what is really needed to be successful.
Difficult to answer this question as I like so many! Ultimately though I would say I my favourite drink would be fresh lemonade and my favourite food is my mum's homemade pasta.
Favourite ice cream flavour
Any flavour of Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry's ice cream...
Favourite TV show/movie
Blimey. There's many - House, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, ER, Friends, Criminal Minds.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
Rock or Rap?
Rock any day. Mostly groups like Metallica, Nirvana, Linkin Park, Default, Daughtry, Nickleback.
Cheese or Chocolate?
Chocolate, particularly Green & Black's 70% dark....
Rom-com or Thriller?
Rom-com, I'm a true romantic.
ANY LAST WORDS?
Well there's not much to say except that I'm quite a determined and optimistic person and I believe in following things through to the end. I don't really have a tag line but as a Regional Ambassador I'd like to earn one for myself by making a real difference and by working with and representing the needs and voice of the young disabled individuals in London.