Our Community – Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy was born in and grew up in Brisbane.

He has a condition called Anopthalmia, and has been blind since birth.

Jack was educated at Aspley State High School and later received a Bachelor of Music degree from QUT.

Jack is an accomplished Musician and presently teaches Guitar, and has entertained Aid for the Blind members and customers at various functions with his strong vocals and adept guitar work.

He also volunteers at Blue Room Theatre company which specialises in people with disabilities.

He has been a resident of Aid for the Blind for the past 5 years, and was initially referred by a friend who was also a resident.

Jack has also been a very keen sports person for many years:

  • He has been Vice President of Queensland Swish, has been actively involved in coaching the sport, and represented Queensland in 6 national titles, winning a national doubles championship along the way
  • He has also been Vice President of the Queensland Blind Cricket Association, represented Australia in the 2008 Ashes series, and represented Queensland from 2005 to 2014

He also lists his other interests as ‘anything I can get my hands on’.

Jack describes Aid for the Blind as “a very beneficial organisation for those who are blind or have low vision, and some with other disabilities. It is a comfortable place to live, has a happy atmosphere, and there are opportunities for people to learn”

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