Local air legend, Parrish Traweek, has taught many people to fly, including former Pinal County Attorney and Judge Carter Olson, 86 year old Karl Klingelhofer and Jessica Cox.
But Jessica Cox was born with no arms. She will will share her testimony of transformation to benefit Veterans and the International Child Amputee Network on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson.
The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. It is sponsored by the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Assembly 2308.
“The principle of the Fourth Degree is patriotism,” said local Knight Drew Mansager, Faithful Navigator (leader) of the Assembly.
“We are partnering with Jessica to raise funds for several Veterans’ projects in our area. Jessica will donate to benefit children who were born without limbs or lost them through accidents or other causes,” Mansager said.
“Jessica will talk about learning to tie her shoe, making her first solo airplane flight and will play piano with her husband, Patrick Chamberlain,” he added.
Traweek has donated a flight to be raffled off along with a glider flight and a three day, two night stay for two at the White Stallion guest ranch outside Tucson according to Mansager.
“Raffles are a common fund raiser all around the area,” Mansager said. “But I know you won’t find raffle prizes like these anywhere.”
Tickets will be sold the night of Jessica’s talk.