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Trishna Bharadia

About Trishna Bharadia

Trishna Bharadia is a multi-award winning chronic illness and disability advocate, with a particular focus on multiple sclerosis (MS), diversity issues in healthcare and patient engagement. She was diagnosed with MS in 2008, aged 28. She works as a Spanish>English translator but in her spare time raises awareness of and improves support/services for people with chronic illness. She blogs, vlogs, is a regular media contributor (TV, radio, online/printed press), advises on projects, speaks at conferences and events and writes articles about issues affecting people with chronic illness. She's a Patron/Ambassador for MS Society UK, Sue Ryder, ParaDance UK and the Cambridge MS Therapy Centre. As a result of her advocacy work, in 2015 she put MS on the national map in the UK by being chosen to take part in a special four-part edition of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, where she smashed stereotypes of people with MS and hidden disability. She loves Zumba and hockey, and her motto in life is "think about how you can do something rather than the reasons why you can't."

#ThinkHand – Understanding why hand function is important for staying independent

18Jan

Q1. What does it mean to be independent? For me, it means not having to rely on others in order to perform everyday tasks that many of us take for granted. Q2. What is the thing that scares me most … Continue reading