Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jessica Cox Becomes First Pilot With No Arms

Jessica Cox suffered a rare birth defect and was born without any arms. None of the prenatal tests her mother took showed there was anything wrong with her. And yet she was born with this rare congenital disease, but also with a great spirit.

The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet.

Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do.

She has a no-restrictions driving license, she flies planes and she can type 25 words a minute.

The plane she is flying is called an Ercoupe and it is one of the few airplanes to be made and certified without pedals. Without rudder pedals Jessica is free to use her feet as hands. She took three years instead of the usual six months to complete her lightweight aircraft licence, had three flying instructors and practiced 89 hours of flying.
















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22 comments :

Anonymous said...

respect respect respect

Anonymous said...

And we complain....

Mr Misu said...

This is amazing. Respect to her and to her parents that motivated her.

This kind of article would usually make me sad, but this one brought a smile on my face.

Respect

Anonymous said...

I thank God for your courage and your parents.

Anonymous said...

she is incredible.
God bless you dear

Anonymous said...

Shes hot, I want a footjob!

Smile said...

Nothing to say.....
Its really great great great....

Anonymous said...

she is my new idol

Anonymous said...

You are incredible!
God bless you and your wonderful family. My admiration to your mother. Great job Nanay!!!

weight loser said...

"I was crying because I didnt have shoes until I saw a man that didnt have feet" this is an awsome example that we all humans can do a lot of awsome things even without arms!

Greetings from Kansas!

Anonymous said...

yea wicked awesome. and she'll never have those aquired moments when you dont know what to do with ur hands :)

Anonymous said...

subhanallah..ALLAH (GOD Almighty)subhanwatal says in Quran "laisalinsana illa masea" and "ina sayekum mashkooran" means "no doubt you get whatver you strive for..and "we respect your hard work" she proves it......
She IS an inspiration..

what counts is feeling the pain of the parents and their resilience and motivation, particularly their will power to raise her with a strong spirit when she was only 1 year old..they gave her will to survive as good as normal a person...hats off to cox family...

Dr. Shaik Azeem

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ornelas.naval@hotmail.com.br said...

OLA JESSICA MEU NOME E GILSON ORNELAS DOS SANTOS , SOU BRASILEIRO E CRISTAO,CASADO E TENHO 03 FILHOS,A SUA HISTORIA DE SUPERAÇÃO ME ENSINOU MUITO.AGRADEÇO A DEUS POR PESSOAS ASSIM COMO VC,QUE NOS ENSINAM QUE NAO HA LIMITES QUANDO ACREDITAMOS QUE SOMOS CRIAÇAO DE DEUS.QUE DEUS TE ABENÇOE E A SUA FAMILIA. BJS.

gilson ornelas said...

jessica quero conhecer vc! vc e uma beçao! abraços gilson

Horus said...

Beautiful girl, beautiful way of life. Kisses from Spain!

Anonymous said...

Fake

Juankar said...

Lo fake es tu coment... que es broma!!! Claro que es fake, se ve que el avión es de escala 1/43 y Jessica ha sido añadida digitalmente utilizando iTunes.

Bromas a parte, esta chica es increíble.

Anonymous said...

Simplemente un ejemplo para todos.
Just an example for everybody.

Anonymous said...

Sabra tambien pajear...ummmm eso habria que comprobarlo

Anonymous said...

eres una mujer increible te felicito

Anonymous said...

truly a inspirational story :)