Meet Jessica Cox… You’ll Never Say “I Can’t” Again

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29-year-old Jessica Cox was born without arms as the result of a rare birth defect. Despite suffering self-esteem issues early on and physical challenges throughout her life, this inspiring Woman You Should Know found a way to thrive by using mental agility, physical flexibility and her feet. She can put in her contact lenses with her big toe. She earned a college degree typing papers with all ten. She drives a car with one foot on the gas and the other on the wheel. She also holds the title of the first person without arms in the American Taekwondo Association to get a black belt and the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s license. If Jessica can fly a plane with only her feet, what can you do?

  • Dejuitsi

    OK. I think I am done complaining about the minor blips with my cable reception.

    I like her shirt that says “Look Ma, No hands” @ 3:10. It is great to see she has a sense of humor about her situation.

    One major thing I took away from this is that the “bullying” or being called names such as “robot girl” or “hook” actually motivated and focused her. I wonder how her life would have turned out if she didn’t encounter naysayers and such.

  • Elisa

    Jessica is super-abled! She has done some things already in her young life that some of us never dream of. Truly an inspiring video, and her story uplifted me. Thank you.

  • ALJ

    Every person should eliminate “I can’t” from their vocabulary after watching this remarkable young woman.

  • Dorn

    This excerpt about Jessica is haunting in the sense that it does not disappear from thoughts. The challenge she met to go beyond sure odds to live a full and successful life exceeds common ability to grasp. All commenters here address that one must give up the “I can’t;” true, it hinders and might even block reaching personal potential. It makes me wonder if, like a light switch that can be be turned on, a new attitude just can be decided on to frame a confident changed approach to life. For me, let’s say as an example, it’s about how many laps I can or cannot swim. But given that physical strength allows, perhaps starting with the “I can” and sticking with it through self doubts and struggles with clumsy movements is how it’s done.