Incredible Pilot Born Without Arms Won't Let Anything Crush Her Dreams
Jessica Cox was born without arms.
For most people, having a disability this severe would make leading a normal life exceedingly difficult.
But Cox was determined to be different.
After pushing herself to learn how to complete everyday tasks with her feet, Cox took it a step further, and in 2008, she learned how to fly.
Unsurprisingly, it wasn't easy.
According to her website,
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.
Today, with a valid pilot's license and a black belt in Taekwondo under her belt, the 32-year-old travels the world as a motivational speaker, helping others overcome life's toughest roadblocks.