Jaspal is the mum of Taran (11) and Kirath (9 - pictured) - Kirath was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy just before his 4th birthday.  Jaspal is an equality and diversity practitioner with over 20 years experience in the field; after having graduated in Law from the University of Manchester she worked at the Commission for Racial Equality,  advocating equality of opportunity for minority ethnic groups.  She currently leads on equalities at Coventry City Council.
Since Kirath's diagnosis, Jaspal has championed the need for early access to medicines and was involved in lobbying for the approval of Translarna, for which Kirath was eligible.  She is also a passionate advocate for improved psychological support for patients and families.