Jessica was born in 1983 without arms. But that didn’t stop her from living. She was determined to not allow anything passes her by and learned how to use her feet for the things we do with our hands. She has also has proven that there is nothing that can stop you if you have heart, determination, and can think out of the box.
When in high school she wore prosthetic arms, but they never felt right to her. One day she decided to relieve herself of the weight of not being who she was and get rid of those things. she didn’t need arms. She had something more powerful: inner strength.
Jessica has learned to live her life with her feet. Jessica learned how to fly. Yes, she was afraid to fly. But that and no arms didn’t stop her. You just have to believe in yourself and never give up. Was it easy for her? No. Does she have struggles? We all do. But Jessica is proof that you don’t need wings to fly or arms.
Jessica Cox is the world’s first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association.
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.
At the age of 6, Jessica began dance training. With encouragement and confidence, she continued dancing for 14 years.
At the age of 10, Cox began training at a school. at the age of 14, she earned her first black belt.
At the age of 22, Jessica Cox graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in communications.
she is able, to drive an unmodified car with an unrestricted license, to type on a keyboard at 25 words per minute, to pump her gas, and to put in and remove her contact lenses. She is also a certified SCUBA driver.
Jessica received the Guinness world record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
We reach greater heights if we have great thinking. We should change our thinking, to change our mindset...
“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate…our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”
We are in a culture that seeks out negativity, a culture that thrives on the victim mentality, a culture that insists the glass is empty. Sometimes our fears are even greater than the fear of heights, or the fear of spiders. Sometimes our fears are deeper. Fear of rejection, fear of failure. We all have them.
Everyone has had to face the fear of rejection at some point in their life. Everyone has done something to hide a part of who they are. It’s time to think outside the shoe and see how can you fly.