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Posts by Dr Jessica Gallagher

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Dr Jessica Gallagher

In the first of the Leadership Inspiring Change blog series, Dr Jessica Gallagher writes about how being a paralymian helps her change people’s perceptions on what is possible. Read more →

Global Ambassador: Why World Sight Day is important

Global Ambassador: Why World Sight Day is important

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Personally I have experienced the loss of my sight, I am now legally blind and to know there are millions who don't have to lose their sight makes the initiative of World Sight Day even more crucial and so close to my heart. Read more →

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Dr Jessica Gallagher

My trip here to Vietnam with Vision 2020 Australia has already been an incredible one and we are only at day three. I have been able to experience firsthand the amazing work that has been achieved and I am incredibly excited for this journey to continue. Read more →

How do I ski given I am legally blind?

How do I ski given I am legally blind?

Dr Jessica Gallagher

One of the most common questions I am asked is how do I ski given I am legally blind? Well it’s not easy but with adaptive technology I am able to get down a mountain just like anyone else. Read more →

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Jessica Gallagher wins bronze

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Jessica is the only Australian female Paralympian to compete at both a summer and winter games. She is a dual medallist, winning bronze in skiing at both the Vancouver and Sochi Games. She is currently training for Rio in cycling and practices as an osteopath. In 2011, she became the Global Ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia and is a newly appointed Vision 2020 Australia Board member.

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