Meet Tracey Jackson - Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Meet Tracey Jackson

Tracey has achieved an extraordinary level of success in her chosen sport, 10 metre air rifle target shooting.

“I have always had a secret love for guns, big ones or small, anything with fire power. I had only ever shot one rifle in my life before this and loved it”.

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Tracey says that shooting opened a door to enjoy herself with people that have a love for the same thing as her. “They see me the person and not the disabled person in a chair.”

At age 16, Tracey was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a muscle wasting condition that causes the muscles of the limbs, shoulders and face to weaken.

“I find shooting a way to de-stress and even though competitions are stressful, when I shoot I’m in my own little world and I find it relaxing and yet very exciting at the same time”.

Tracey announced her retirement from competitive shooting in October 2017 after representing Australia in para-shooting.

Amongst other things Tracey is now a consultant for Beyond the Chair, an immersion program which gives the school students the opportunity to experience life in a wheelchair.

Tracey is a proud Disability Advocate and also an inclusive adaptive clothing consultant for Christina Stephens.

Tracey’s latest challenge is powerchair football! You can follow her over on Facebook. Just try to keep up!

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Muscular Dystrophy Queensland has created condition-specific alert cards for the most diagnosed muscle-wasting conditions.

These cards mean that people living with muscle wasting conditions and their families will have the security of knowing they can easily inform emergency health care professionals of the vital and specific issues that affect children and adults with these conditions.

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