July 28, 2012

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Need motivation? Meet the armless pilot, amazing Jessica Cox - 40 pics

Jessica Cox is a true living example of "Nothing is Impossible to a willing heart". She is a winner in all senses not because she does different things, but because she does things differently. (1)

Jessica cox (now 29) was the first woman with no arms to become a pilot who flew a plane using only her feet at the age of 25.

Jessica was born with no arms. She believes that if you have creativity, persistence, and fearlessness, then nothing is impossible.

She does all her daily jobs with her feet: she can write, use computers, play the piano, brush her hair, type, talk on the phone, and even text to her friends by simply using her feet. But this is not all. Jessica is a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kown-Do.

From childhood Jessica learned to do with her feet what other children learn to do with their hands. In doing this both her parents, particularly her mother, had a great role that's why Jessica's success story is equally the story of successful parenting of William Cox and Inez cox.
Jessica Cox (born 1983 in Arizona) is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association (she now has two black belts in Taekwondo). She was born without arms due to a rare birth defect. She earned her pilot's license on October 10, 2008, after three years of training, and is qualified to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet; she received her training through an Able Flight scholarship. Cox has not used prosthetic arms since she turned 14. Using her feet as most people use their hands, she is able, among other things, to drive a car (she has an unrestricted license and drives a car without modifications), to type on a keyboard (25 words per minute), to pump her own gas, and to put in and remove her contact lenses. She is also a certified SCUBA diver. Cox holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and works as a motivational speaker.(Wikipedia)

(1)"Winners don't do different things.They do things differently" SHIV KHERA