Pilot born without arms meets girl with same condition


OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (WISH) — They’re photos that are touching people near and far.

Jessica Cox and 3-year-old RE. (Photo courtesy of Nick Spark/Right Footed)
Jessica Cox and 3-year-old RE. (Photo courtesy of Nick Spark/Right Footed)

Jessica Cox is the world’s first and only armless pilot and motivational speaker. For three years, director Nick Spark followed she and her husband across three continents, chronicling her inspiring story in a documentary called “Right Footed.” 

The film made its world premiere last month at the Mirabile Dictu Film Festival at Vatican City, Rome, where it was awarded Best Documentary Film. Last week, it made its U.S. premiere at an aviation event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It was there, before the film’s second screening, that Cox met a little girl she’ll never forget. Three-year-old RE and her mother drove six hours to be there. RE, like Cox, was also born without arms.

 (Photo courtesy of Nick Spark/Right Footed)
(Photo courtesy of Nick Spark/Right Footed)

Cox stopped signing books and posters and turned her attention to little RE and her mom. She showed her…

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Don’t You Quit

Don’t You Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will.
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill.
When funds are low and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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