Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jessica Cox: a Fil-Am pilot without arms

She flies an aircraft using only her feet and toes. Her absence of arms nor her fear of flight did not stop her from getting a license to fly an aircraft and be the first and only pilot without arms in the US, and perhaps in the whole world.

Jessica Cox, a Filipino-American, was born without arms.  But she can do almost anything without help including putting on her contact lenses.  She even plays the piano and is a black-belter in Taekwondo!  In a TV interview during their visit here, her Filipina mom said Jessica does things all by herself.  When faced with a new task that Jessica has failed to do yet, Jessica looks at it as a challenge and is something that she has yet to figure out, instead of branding it impossible to do.  My, she can do a lot of things at ease using only her legs when a lot of people can't even do with arms.  I can't even drive a car, nor play the piano, nor do I have any belt in Taekwondo or anything.  

Jessica is one perfect example of a positive and winning attitude.  She shows the whole world that anything is possible as long as you don't put a barrier on yourself. 

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic story - quite the inspiration!