This is the story of
  • Karishma
  • will
  • grit
  • passion
  • persistance
  • faith
  • triumph
  • commitment
  • compassion
  • resolve
  • realization

When the world says “give up”, Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” And then I realize, Yes, I can!

Karishma’ s work of art is a triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. Her every stroke of brush in creating these paintings is a great achievement and it means so much as it is hard won, for Karishma is a intellectually challenged girl born with a condition called Downs Syndrome.

We hope that by sharing Karishma’s successes and challenges we can help others become aware of the lives and aspirations of people born with intellectual challenges, to know and accept them as individuals having their own potentials and believe in their exceptionalities.
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Karishma Kannan Painting Exhibition 2013
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Karishma’s Persian wing dance

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Karishma at her best…Ocean walking in Bali

Recipient of the ‘World Downs Syndrome International Award’ 2014
Recipient of the ‘World Downs Syndrome International Award’ 2014
Recipient of the ‘World Downs Syndrome International Award’ 2014Know all about Karishma - Birth till present
4 solo painting exhibitions, 1 auction, 125+ painting donations
4 solo painting exhibitions, 1 auction, 125+ painting donations
4 solo painting exhibitions, 1 auction, 125+ painting donationsKarishma's Paintings and Charities Supported
Contributing to the community and promoting an inclusive society
Contributing to the community and promoting an inclusive society
Contributing to the community and promoting an inclusive societyKarishma as a Self-advocate

What people say about Karishma?

Karishma enriches our lives everyday, giving us purpose and meaning to our very existence. She teaches us so many life lessons, most of all that the power of unconditional love breaks through all barriers and leads to higher level of fulfillment.
Kannan and Kalpana
Karishma's parents
I have learnt more from Karishma than I could ever teach her. I leave every lesson with a profound sense of joy and wonder.


Cyndi Beaumont
Karishma’s art teacher
130 Paintings Sold
72 Funds Raised ($1000)
11 Institutions Supported

Karishma's Blog

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