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.
Absolutely loved being the opening #speaker at the #RedBull #athlete summit in Byron Bay! Very surreal but awesome getting to share my story with athletes who have inspired & motivated me seeing their adventures & journey unfold! Big thanks to @redbullau for inviting me to join in on all the fun... including a surprise post dinner private set by @blissneso! Epic! Oh & I managed a teeny tiny bit of down time in this over water day bed @elementsofbyron ... SO good! 👌 Check out my Insta story for some BHS action! ✌