Jessica was born with a condition called Diastematomyelia, which is a disorder in which a bone pierced her spine and split it leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Jessica got involved in Wheelchair Track Racing in 2006 when her late coach Ken Thom (1955-2017) and his son Curtis came to Bermuda to showcase the sport. She started competing internationally in 2010.
Since then she has represented Bermuda at 2 Paralympic Games: London 2012 and Rio 2016.
She is the first wheelchair track racer in Bermuda and in 2015 she won a Gold medal in the T53 100m race at the Toronto 2015 ParaPan American Games, while also setting the games record. Later that year she won a Bronze medal in the T53 100m race at the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.
Currently Jessica is in training for the 2019 ParaPan American Games, the 2019 World Championships and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Jessica is passionate about helping others find, fulfill and achieve their purpose and dreams.
Workshop: You are NOT your limitations