Mar 13, 2009

AMAZING Filipina Pilot

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












7 comments:

GOD said...

she's so amazing

reanaclaire said...

wow..inspirational post... yes, she is amazing.. God's gift works in amazing ways..

Meryl said...

this girl is soooo amazing!!!awesome!
people with disabilities will be inspired if they read this very interesting topic of yours...

keep it up beng! ^_^

Anzu's Mum said...

hi ate beng =) this post is very inspiring.. Nakaka-amaze sya no.. Only proves na there's always hope for everybody. Thanks

eugene said...

ya,this piece of post is good for those who keep complaining and whining,,,,thank you

Clarissa said...

I have seen her in TV here in Japan. yes,she can do whatever she wanted to do inspite of her disabilities.Imagine,she can dress up herself alone with the help of hook?Her Mom is an amazing woman,too!

Beng said...

yes...her parents should be applauded for a good upbringing..keeping a positive outlook in life.