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.
The Olympic Channel: Game Breakers 👊 In 1960 Australia won it's first winter Paralympic medal. It took 50 years before a women would stand on that podium. A girl from Geelong, Victoria who didn't even know the world of Alpine Skiing existed. After 150 days of on-snow ski training she debuted for Australia at the winter Paralympics & on her birthday became Australia's first female winter Paralympic medalist. This is (part) of my story. ⛷💕 (Link below & in my bio) ttps://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/gamebreakers/core-gamebreakers/how-jessica-gallagher-became-australias-first-para-alpine-ski-queen/
Couple of weeks ago in Tassie attempting to hit the top point of Mt Wellington but Mother Nature had other plans. 😂 I've been on sone windy peaks ⛷ but Welly was like no other. Oh & it was pelting rain. Literally thought I was going to be blown off the edge & yet somehow @songbirdosteo got her camera out to take this pic of me struggling to get down (& not lose my beanie,)... maybe a hand next time mate?! 😂😂😂 #hiking #MtWellington #windy
Every. Single. Day I feel so thankful to be sponsored by @13cabs. Even on the days I don't use 🚖 I think about how grateful I am. Not being able to drive is a real independence killer for people with low vision or blindness & the ability to get around saves me one of life's greatest assests... time.⏰ Forever grateful for your great service & support #13CABS 🚕👌 #taxi #beepbeep