30 December 2009

Overcoming dysmelia (limb deficiency)

The young lady above, Jessica Cox, was in the news this past week after becoming the first limb-deficient pilot to be certified to fly a non-modified plane without using prosthetic limbs. Here is a brief bio:
The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet. Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do. She has a no-restrictions driving license, she flies planes and she can type 25 words a minute.
Photo gallery. I have endless admiration for people who overcome such handicaps, and have previously posted similar stories here, here, here, and here.

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