Jessica Cox

JESSICA COX has famously eliminated the words “I can’t” from her vocabulary. Although born without arms as the result of a birth defect, she has never allowed that to be a limiting factor. While she suffered from self-esteem issues early on and physical challenges throughout her life, Jessica managed to overcome and achieve — earning a college degree and a Taekwondo black belt, learning to drive a car with her feet, type with her toes, and in 2008 fly an airplane. That feat landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records and led to an audience with the Pope, meetings with heads of state, and a great deal of media attention. Recently married, Jessica continues her journey. In the present, she has turned the tables on her so-called “disability”, allowing it to enable her as a motivational speaker and advocate in the USA and beyond. In the future there is no telling where her feet will take her.


Nick is the producer and director of RIGHTFOOTED.  A documentary filmmaker and writer, he is an MFA graduate of the prestigious U.S.C. School of Cinematic Arts.  His most recent film is the Emmy award winning The Legend of Pancho Barnes which profiles famed female pilot Florence “Pancho” Barnes.  This documentary screened in numerous film festivals and continues to air on public television (PBS) stations throughout the USA and abroad.  He also directed and produced Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines and numerous other documentary and industrial projects for a variety of clients including space tourism company XCor Aerospace.

We’d like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and groups, who are helping Jessica’s dream become a reality:

Sandy Houston 
Janet Flack 
Sydney Cohen 

ATA Martial Arts of Southport / Barbra Barnes  / Timothy O Barnes /  Kim Blackseth / Besie Burke / Carol Citters / Wylijanna Cole / H Merrill Davis /  Etienne Dotreppe / Dr. Don’s Buttons / Roy Fassel / Stephanie George /  Marcia Gitelman /  Thon Griffith / Alan & Susan L. Hard / Bernice Haydu / Shannn James  / Leland Robert & Gene Nora Jessen / Richard Knowlton /  Jennifer Krouse / Elaine Macabare / Joyce Maloney / Raymond Mansfield  / Robert Miller /  Samuel Mordka /   Scott E & Jean M Morgan /  Mari Murayama /    Susan Quesada  / Catherine Romero / Michelle Rouch / John Schultz  / Michael Schultz / Mary H & John L Scott / Laura Segura / J Angela Slingluff / Charles Stites / T.J. & Ana D. Stransky / Richard Sugden / Walkie Talkies Toastmaster

Last updated August, 2012

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