Jessica was born withoutarms as a result of a rarecongenital diseaseLike every child, she did notunderstand why she had noarms as did the otherchildren“It was difficult to bedifferent.”患有罕見的先天性疾病，潔西卡天生就無雙臂。猶如每一個天真無邪的小孩，小時候，她無法理解為什麼自己沒有手臂，為什麼自己跟別的孩子不一樣？“ 異于常人是一件非常痛苦的
Regardless of that,she took part indifferent activitiessuch as gymnastics,dancing and singing,frequentlyparticipating in largepresentations.儘管如此，潔西卡積極地參與各種課外活動，如：體操、舞蹈、聲樂等等。。。還經常參加大型的演出。
When she was young shefrequently felt opposed,downtrodden and on the vergeof tears resulting from angerdue to her lack of arms; giventhis, she placed all her energyin the practice of sports.For Jessica, the main challengeof being born without arms wasthe constant perception ofothers more than the physicaladversity.小時候，沒有雙臂的她常被人瞧不起、被排擠，經常氣得淚水在眼眶內打滾。因此，她把不滿的情緒和精力都發洩在各種體育項目上。潔西卡認為人生最大的挑戰不是肢體上的缺陷而是要學習如何面對別
“I had the habit of becoming very upset when people look at me walking in the street or eating with my feet. However, I learned to look only at the positive side of situations and this gave me the ability to utilize these positive vibrations to become an example for optimism.”我曾經很在乎路上的行人多看我一眼，或是別人用異樣的目光看著我用腳吃東西。慢慢地，我學會了任何事情都要往正向思考；當我把這一切視為正向震波能量時，他們成了我最好的助緣，把我的心培育得更積極、更樂觀。
父母親是潔西卡最好的典範 與最大的支柱。 “ 媽媽是我的典範，她常對 我說你想做什麼就盡力去做 吧！我一定支持你。” “ 爸爸也從沒有因為有我這 個有缺陷的女兒而流過半滴 眼淚；由始至終他從不認為 我是個犧牲品。爸爸是我的 依靠，尤其是當我面對困難 的時刻；也因為有他才造就 了今天的我。”Jessica considers her parents as role models to be followedand as pillars for her. “My mother is my model and she alwaystold me that I could do all that I wanted to do. My father nevershed a tear since my birth as he does not consider me to be avictim. It is difficult to be the father of a handicapped person.He was my base during the difficult moments and it was hewho forged the person I am today."
第一次學開車， 真的很感恩當時 技工特地為我做 的改造儀。 當駕駛技術熟練 後，我決定把改 造儀拿掉，學習 像正常人一樣開 車；現在我擁有 的駕照是無限制 型的。 The first time I learned to drive a car, it was thanksto some modifications. Even with that, after havinglearned well, I decided to remove the modificationsplaced in the car and now I hold a driving permitwithout restrictions.
潔西卡畢業 于亞利桑那 大學，心理 學學士。 每當她在加 油站自行添 加汽油時， 她還是受眾 矚目。Holder of a degree in Psychology from the Universityof Arizona, she always attracts attention when shefills her car with gas.
潔西卡的 日常生活 和我們每 個人一樣 ：她可以 在一分鐘 內腳寫 25 個字、自 己吹乾頭 髮、化妝 、戴上隱 形眼鏡。She is able to write 25 words per minute, dry herhair, put on her make-up, and wear her contactlenses at the same ease as anyone.
潔西卡， 26 歲時， 身高 1.55 米，突破 歷史，成 為第一個 無雙臂的 女飛行員 。Jessica, 26 years old and 1.55meters tall, is the first lady in historyto pilot a plane without arms.
這位深具啟發性的女英 雄，時刻散發著歡樂與 幽默。 去年的母親節，她獨自 駕著小型飛機，機尾飄 出一條橫幅上面寫道： “媽，您看，我不需要手 喔！” 那天，她獨立創下了約 130 小時的飛行記錄。This inspiring lady and heroine for numerous persons,always irradiates joy and is proof of having a greatsense of humor ; on Mother ’s Day last year she flewalone by herself without anyone accompanying her,dragging a notice board saying simply : “Look Mom,without arms !”That day, she registered approximately 130 hours of
有時惶恐源於無知與 缺乏知識。 我開始學習飛行時發 現我的恐懼來自我的 所知障。 原來，宇宙萬物的惶 恐來自於缺乏自信心 。“Sometimes fear starts from the lack of knowledgeof the unknown. As soon as I started flying, Irealized that my fear came because I knew toomuch about the subject. There is a universal fear,where you lack of confidence in yourself."
Thanks to her confidence,her preparation and ambition,Jessica has traveled a longpath to become that whichshe is today.感謝于她的自信、努力與理想，潔西卡經歷了一條漫長的路才走到今天。After becoming anoutstanding speaker(www.rightfooted.com) , she was alsoa children’s guide in theInternational Network ofChildren Amputees during thelast five years.自從成為一名出色的演講者後，她也參與了國際兒童截肢網絡，充當孩子們的指導老師長
Jessica Cox hopes tomarry and have children.潔西卡希望能像正常人一樣結婚、生孩子。 “I know that it will be difficult to form a family, but I know that I will be a good mother.” “ 我知道要建立一個家 庭是件不容易的事，但 我將會是個好母親。” Between laughs she says the hardest part will be a suitor asks her hand from her parents. 幽默的她笑著說：“最難的一關 恐怕是在婚禮中新郎請求父親 把新娘子的手交托給他吧！”
“I do not have arms but that is not whatdetermines where I can go“雖然我沒有手但這不代表它能決定我未來的人生路。“Our great fear is not so much to notbe up to measure, it is that we arestronger over and above all measure”.一個人最大的憂慮不是自己是否能達到標準，而是自己能否有力量超越任何界限。“The human being must live some difficult moments inlife to have emotional moments.”人生需要一些困境的磨練才更能體會生命中動人的色彩。“The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.”愈艱苦的人生愈能磨成美麗的鑽石。