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Jessica Cox: Pilot born without arms on flying with her feet

Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a rare birth defect.

That has not stopped her from living her life to the fullest. In fact, Ms Cox has experienced and achieved more than most people do in a lifetime.

She can drive a car, fly a plane and play piano - all with her feet.

In 2012 she married Patrick, her former Taekwondo instructor (she has two black belts). They live in Tucson in the US state of Arizona.

Ms Cox, 30, travels around the world as a motivational speaker, using her own life as an example of what one can achieve if one wants it enough. This month she visits Ethiopia to help promote disability rights.

Produced for the BBC by Kenny Brown.

Additional video footage courtesy of Nick Spark, director of an upcoming documentary on Jessica's life.

Music by The Buzzcocks (Everybody's Happy Nowadays) and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Amazing Grace)