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"Winners don't do different things. They do things differently"
These words are absolutely right about Jessica Cox from USA
Who is Jessica Cox?
Jessica is recognized internationally as an inspirational keynote speaker. Born without arms, Jessica now flies airplanes, drives cars and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the title of the first person without arms in the American Taekwondo Association to get a black belt and the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate. Convinced that the way we think has a greater impact on our lives than our physical constraints, she chose to pursue a degree in psychology at the University of Arizona. Since then she has traveled to 17 countries sharing her inspirational message.
Jessica believes that by combining creativity, persistence, and fearlessness, nothing is impossible. She is a graduate in psychology who writes with her feet, uses computers, and brushes her hair and talks on to her phone simply using her feet. She is from USA also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kown-Do.
If Jessica can fly a plane with only her feet, what can you do?
Cox prove it Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born “differently-abled.” But she does. Jessica has made achievements with her feet that most people only dream of. Now she shares her story with people around the world.
Born in 1983 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Jessica has learned to live her life with her feet. There were many questions at the time about whether Jessica would be able to live a “normal” life. However, Jessica’s father has said he never shed a tear about her birth condition. He had full confidence in her potential. With the support of her parents and family, Jessica became confident in herself as an adult and continued to explore the world with her feet.
As a child, Jessica studied dance in her home town. When the first performance arrived, she asked to be put in the back row. Her dance teacher told her there was no back row. Tentatively she took the stage with the other students and performed her routine. When she finished, the applause from the audience gave her encouragement and the confidence to continue dancing for 14 years.
Jessica’s parents eventually met a Taekwondo instructor named Jim Cunningham. His response when told of her birth condition was that she would be more than physically able and that only her attitude could hold her back. At the age of 14, Jessica earned her first Black Belt in the International Taekwondo Federation.
After graduating from high school, Jessica attended the University of Arizona where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When talking about her degree, she frequently explains that psychology credits the way people think has a greater impact on their lives than a physical limitation.
During college, Jessica found a club of the American Taekwondo Association and resumed training in the sport. Even though Jessica already had one black belt in a different style, she had to relearn all of the color belt material. The instructors created a curriculum that would be accessible to any future armless students. Jessica then became the first armless person to earn a black belt in the ATA.
Jessica’s most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
Jessica now works as a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and encouraging people to be creative and innovative with the mantra “Think outside the shoe.”
Armless pilot Jessica Cox gets married
Jessica Cox wedding
PASADENA, California – Armless pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox is now Mrs. Patrick Chamberlain.
Cox and Chamberlain tied the knot last Saturday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.
Born with no arms, the 29-year-old Fil-Am is the first person to earn a pilot's license with her disability. She is also a second degree black belt in taekwondo and a certified scuba diver
Guinness World Record: The First Armless Person in the World Ever to Have Obtained a Pilot’s License, 2011
AOPA LIVE Pilots Choice Award 2010: Most Watched Female Aviator
Filipino Women’s Network: 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the U.S., 2009
Published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 2009
The Filipino American Journal Award of Excellence, Outstanding Filipino Award, 2008