If you ever need a role model for your kids I’ve found someone who is possibly the best I’ve ever seen or heard about. Her name is Jessica Cox, she’s twenty-five and she recently got her sport pilot license- the first such certificate to be given to anyone using only her feet for the controls- on October 10, 2008 ! You see, Jessica was born without arms because of bilateral congenital limb deficiency but she can do anything anyone else does. Her certificate qualifies her to fly any light aircraft up to 10,000 feet ( altitude). How’s that for amazing ?
That isn’t all her abilities and accomplishments. She has two black belts in Tae Kwan-Do, has earned a college degree in Psychology and currently has a career as a motivational speaker. I can’t think of a better person to step up to such a podium ! Apparently, from birth her feet became her hands. She drives a car, types 25 wpm, applies her make-up with her feet and I’ll let the photos show the rest.
Never let anyone tell you the odds are stacked against you. Jessica is proof that there is no such thing !
Never give up on your dreams! The Castle Lady
Quote for the day:
I have no respect for reality as soon as it is acknowledged as such. I am interested
in what I can do with unacknowledged reality.- Elias Canetti
To my faithful readers:
I am going to be busy with a Denver writing project for a number of days and wanted to let everyone
know that it may look abandoned around here for awhile. Never fear. I will be back with lots of
poetry and surprises for April but it may not look like it for awhile. Stay posted or review some old entries.
There’s a lot to read on this blog. Think of it as a chance to catch up or delve a little deeper.