At the age of 17, Jess Gallagher was on her way up. In training for the national netball team, with a clear vision on winning gold for Australia. After countless migraine headaches, she found herself sitting in a medical office, hearing the words 'degenerative' and 'legally blind.'
When filmmaker Diana Fisk first reached out to Paralympian Jess Gallagher, she was a desperate woman. She'd recently been faced with a diagnosis of her own, one for her four-month-old baby boy who also had a vision condition. The words she received were 'abused' 'bullied' and
'embarrassed'. Diana felt helpless and needed to find someone who understood.
Jess agreed to help Diana in a way that would show her son Alfie what was possible, rather than the endless stories of impossible.
The film weaves between the story of what Jess Gallagher has achieved today alongside a new mother navigating the life of her young son. It is through these two lives coming together that we see a real opportunity for change.