Another Very Inspiring Story of Jessica Cox

Another Very Inspiring Story of Jessica Cox

I received an email about an American Filipina lady despite of her handicap, she believe all is possible. Let now more about her.

Jessica has an American father and a Filipina mother. Oxford and Cambridge should now remove the words CAN'T and IMPOSSIBLE from their dictionary



Jessica Cox, 25, a girl born without arms, stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tucson, Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.



Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word "can't."

Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.
With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column, Cox, 25, soared to achieve a Sport Pilot certificate. Her certificate qualifies her to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet.

"She's a good pilot. She's rock solid," said Parrish Traweek, 42, the flying instructor at San Manuel's Ray Blair Airport.

Parrish Traweek runs PC Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Services and has trained many pilots, some of whom didn't come close to Cox's abilities.

"When she came up here driving a car," Traweek recalled, "I knew she'd have no problem flying a plane."


Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn't want to use prosthetic devices.

Jessica Cox, 25, earned a license to fly airplanes on October 10, 2008. Jessica also has two black belts in Tae Kwan-Do, a college degree in Psychology, and a thriving career as a motivational speaker.

What doesn't Jessica Cox have? Arms.A bilateral congenital limb deficiency doesn't stop Ms. Cox from achieving and surpassing her goals. From birth on, her feet became her hands. She can drive a car, type 25 words per minute, and fly an airplane using her feet, without any special adaptations. She is the first woman without arms to earn a license to fly.

"I highly encourage people with disabilities to consider flying," Cox said. "It helps reverse the stereotype that people with disabilities are powerless into the belief that they are powerful and capable of setting high goals and achieving them."

Jessica earned her Sport Pilot certificate after training with Able Flight, a North Carolina flight training company that specializes in helping people with disabilities learn to fly. Ms. Cox won an Able Flight scholarship and was able to train with instructor Parrish Traweek free of charge.

Related:
http://www.rightfooted.com/
http://ypwr.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/22/jessica-cox/

4 comments:

Dorothy L said...

Oh my....this is such an inspirational young lady.

I am going to source more information out on her and use her as a definite example of..'I CAN'

I deal with so many people that use the 'I cannot' in their first thought that this truly is a necessary story to post on my website.

Thank you for bringing this realistic & empowering women to our attention.
WE should all be thankful for the gifts we have and in show of that appreciation, use them to the best of our ability!
Have a very positive day!

Jessie said...

Yes, you are definitely right. Some people blame their government and other for the misery in life. But we have to consider that we have to help our own self. Utilize our every resources that we have. No matter how big or small it is, we must learn to appreciate little thing we have accomplish.

Max said...

Hey Jessie,

Thanks for having dropped by my blog, and shared your thoughts with us :D! You are extremely welcome there!

About this post: Ms. Cox is a brave lady and we should all be proud of her!
And she is beautiful too! She is blessed by God!

Have a super weekend!

Cheers

Jessie said...

Thank you Max. At first I thought that her story is another hoax email. I made some research and proud to know that she's part Filipino.

May her story inspires others as well as those of same her situation.

Have a nice day Max.

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