Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that has not stopped her from being an exceptional woman reaching new heights everyday.

Her achievements include driving a car, a black belt in taekwondo, and just recently being awarded a certificate from the Guiness book of record for being the only armless individual to obtain a airplane pilot license.

Jessica is here in Fairbanks to speak for two nights tonight at the Westmark Hotel, and tomorrow night from 5 to 6pm at the Schaible Hall at UAF as a guest of the Alaska Airman's Association.

Today she spoke to kids at the Boys and Girls home of Alaska and said the kids inspired her as much as she inspired them.

“You know sometimes it's not always what they say to me, but like today I went to the boys and girls school here in Fairbanks and I received some very heartwarming notes, personal handwritten notes and I was just looking at them in my hotel room awhile ago before this interview and it was so touching to know that they got so much hope and inspiration from me being there sharing my life”.