Jessica Smith Joins COVVI’s Advocate Line-up
We’re so excited to announce Jessica Smith as our latest patient advocate. She is currently going through the process of being fitted with the COVVI Hand; her first prosthetic arm since she was 8 years old. Jessica is a congenital amputee meaning she’s never known what it’s like to have a lower left arm and hand; until now.
Jessica is an inspiring individual who plans on documenting every step of her prosthetic journey to help shine a light on the procedures and arrangements required to prepare for a life with a multi-articulated hand. She has overcome adversity and represented her country in the sport of swimming for seven years; culminating in her selection for the Australian Paralympic team in 2004.
Since retiring from her swimming career, she has dedicated her time to running her own talent agency, becoming a children’s author and working as a motivational speaker who confronts societal obstacles around body image and disability acceptance. Most recently, Jessica was awarded one of Australia’s highest honours, the ‘Medal of the Order of Australia’ for a number of roles within the community and dedication to sport.
Jessica is a down-to-earth and family-orientated woman and we can’t wait to see what she will achieve with her new COVVI Hand.