Born without arms, Jessica Cox overcomes obstacles with creativity and optimism

Nadine Kalinauskas
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Jessica Cox, 29, was born without arms. Instead of resigning to a life of limitations, the young woman from Arizona chose to overcome what seemed like impossible obstacles with creativity and a positive attitude.

Hoopla Ha — Life with a Smile recently featured the inspirational woman:

Cox plays the piano, eats with chopsticks, drives a car, and is the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association.

She even got her pilot's license.

According to her bio, "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."

Cox now travels the world as a motivational speaker, encouraging people to "think outside the shoe."