Jessica Duke is nine years old and in the fourth grade. She lives with her parents and 12 siblings in White House, Tennessee. Jessica has used a wheelchair since birth and has had many surgeries.
In school she is a teachers’ aide and a mentor in charge of helping new students and guests find their way around the school. No stranger to the basketball court, Jessica plays basketball for the “White House Special Needs Sports Organization”, and is a cheerleader for the local wheelchair basketball team. She serves as a role model in everything she does and routinely speaks to school and community groups about being different.
Jessica has a knack for putting people at ease when she meets them and, as an active young woman she is an uplifting presence wherever she goes!