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.
This is the moment you dream of as an athlete... the game face, the adrenalin, the nerves, the start line ready to take your opportunity to be your best on the biggest stage. I can't believe that in just 200 days that stage will be on home soil, a once in a lifetime opportunity to race in front of a home crowd! Bring on the coming months as the countdown to @gc2018 really starts to heat up! Happy #200daystogo 😲 💚🇦🇺💛 @queensland @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics @commgamesaus #sharethedream #thisisqueensland #aussiecycling
What a big couple of days in Canberra this week. I'm delighted to have been selected alongside these talented #womeninsport for the #AIS & #Bluescope #ChangetheGame #leadership program & boy did it start with a bang with 2 long but rewarding days of workshop! Very excited to work with my Bluescope #mentor & share this experience with the group as a whole. Thanks to the @australian_institute_of_sport, @Bluescopeaus & @CyclingAustralia for the opportunity!
Hands up if you can't believe this was one year ago already!!! 👐 Wonderful memories with @maddiejanssen from Rio that will last us a lifetime & personally helped mend some of the devastation from Beijing & London... I FINALLY got my hands on that elusive summer Paralympic medal! 😀💚💛🇦🇺🥉🚴 @ausparalympics @cyclingaustralia #aussiecycling
What a treat getting to have breakfast at the stunning #PalazzoVersaceHotel yesterday with some @gc2018 guests! It was so tempting to just dive straight into the pool! Just another typical bluebird day on the #GoldCoast it seems...! 🌞😎🌡 It's going to be hard going back to Melbourne's current weather! @palazzoversace @queensland #sharethedream #thisisqueensland