Jessica has been global ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia since 2010 and in November 2014 was elected onto the Board of Directors.
Knowing what it is like to lose vision, Jessica wants to ensure others don't have to lose their sight if they can avoid it. In 2012 she took a life changing trip to Vietnam to see firsthand what the global consortium has achieved.
Vision 2020 is a National Government Organisation with the vision of elimination of avoidable blindness and vision loss by the year 2020 and the full participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in the community.
Jessica has been an ambassador for these organisations since 2010. VA and SEDA provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision, helping ensure people are able to live independent lives.
Jessica first came across Vision Australia at the age of 17 when she was diagnosed with cone dystrophy and had become classed as legally blind. They were an essential part in helping her understand what her life was going to be like as a person with low vision.
So excited to officially be selected to the Australian #Cycling team for the @gc2018commonwealthgames! It was a huge decision to not retun to ski racing ⛷ & aim for my 3rd winter Paralympics but the lure of competing on home soil at a Comm Games was just too strong. Only SIX Fridays to go @maddiejanssen ...! Yessss!!! 💚🇦🇺💛🚲 @commgamesaus @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics @gc2018 @vicinstsport #aussiecycling #paracycling #tandem #sharethedream #thisisqueensland
Sochi & ski racing feels like a lifetime ago! ⛷ Going to miss being at the winter Paralympics this year but something else exciting is on my mind! 🚲 Damn sport clashes... ! #Repost @paralympics (@get_repost) ・・・ 22 days to @pyeongchang2018! Let’s focus on @ausparalympics! 🇦🇺 Last time out Toby Kane claimed bronze along with @jessgallagher86 and guide Christian Geiger! 🥉🥉🎿 A word also must go to 11 time medallist @miltohq! 👏🏽
What a special experience carrying the @gc2018 #QBR2018 in my hometown of #Geelong! The sport mad community where all my dreams began! The weather was perfect, we nailed the 🖐, I didn't drop the #baton as I passed it to the king of Gtown @cameron_ling_45 & always nice to catch up with my fellow Geelong Paralympian @richcolman84 👍 Thanks to all the wondetful staff, volunteers & everyone who came out to watch, it was an honour to be there! Bring on the Games!!!