Zakia has a form of Muscular Dystrophy and is a wheelchair user. She loves to shop and is often seen around town in her powered wheelchair. She has recently obtained a car, which is driven by family, and uses it extensively to socialise, eat out, visit the seaside and safari park. She has recently starred in a short film "What You Lookin At!" which highlights what it is like living with a physical impairment. Zakia has helped to develop a Disability Awareness Campaign and will use the film as the basis of their talks to local schools and colleges. She attends workshops run for young people with physical impairments where she enjoys the various activities and acts as an inspirational role model for other youngsters. Her zest for life is infectious and taking part in the Olympics would be a dream come true.