Jessica Cox is a 30 year old woman who has the distinction of being the world’s first licensed armless pilot. She was born with a rare birth defect that caused her to be born without upper limbs. In addition to flying, Jessica uses her feet to drive a car, pump gas, write and even put in her contact lenses. She has two black belts in Taekwando and she is even a certified SCUBA diver.

Jessica, who graduated from University of Arizona with a psychology degree, has decided to use her story to inspire others. She now is a motivational speaker who has given talks in 17 different countries. One of her life mottos is to “think outside the shoe.”

Currently, she is involved with a  project to make a documentary of her life and her work as a motivational speaker. The documentary, called “RIGHTFOOTED”, is still raising money to get it off the ground. From Jessica’s website: “RIGHTFOOTED chronicles Jessica’s amazing story of overcoming adversity and her ongoing work to change the lives of other people – disabled and ‘normal’. Her message is not just about disability, it’s about the importance of being different . . . It is our hope to share Jessica’s story in schools   and on television and the Internet and all over the world.”

See more at her website: www.rightfooted.com

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