Can’t and Impossible?!!!
For the determined nothing seems impossible…!!!
Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Cox was born without arms, but she has never let her disability prevent her from enjoying life to its fullest. Jessica also happens to be a licensed pilot, despite her lifelong fear of flying! She relies on her feet to steer and navigate the plane. Jessica can do almost anything just by using her feet. She can play the piano, text her friends, drive a car, and she even holds a black belt in Taekwondo. She is a motivational speaker, and the first licensed pilot without any arms. Jessica is truly an inspiration to all. She proves that you can do anything as long as you’re determined!
Though Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word “can’t”.
Regardless of being born without arms, she took part in different activities such as gymnastics, dancing and singing, frequently participating in large presentations.
Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn’t want to use prosthetic devices.
Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.
Jessica Cox, 25, 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.
“When she came up here driving a car,” Traweek recalled, “I knew she’d have no problem flying a plane.”
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.
Never look down on anybody, unless you’re helping them up.
In life there will always be problems. Only two entities do not have any problems — one is the dead body and the other is yet to be born. If a severely physically challenged person can achieve so much, then how much more a normal person can and should achieve?
Instead of constantly cribbing, grumbling and complaining about how things are not fair or right in our lives we should draw inspiration from persons like Jessica. We should not give up easily, but persevere.
Age wrinkles the skin, but giving up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
This video will motivate you to do something amazing today!