MOSINEE - Imagine having to drive a car, brush your teeth and do all the normal things without your arms.
Jessica Cox has been doing that since birth, but that hasn't stopped her from conquering her fear.
"My greatest fear was flying. So I decided to face it head on and become a pilot." said Cox.
But it hasn't been a smooth ride her whole life.
"I was the type in junior high and high school student who wanted to blend in," Jessica said.
"Who wanted to go unnoticed, but my message now, because I've grown into an adult my confidence levels have increased, is to teach others to be confident about themselves about their difference and it's ok to be different."
That's why Jessica came to Mosinee high school Tuesday.
Student Anthony Gesick helped bring her here.
He's partially blind and is unable to operate a vehicle or fly a plane, but that's not stopping him either.
Jessica wants all the students to know they can do anything.
"I hope people can take away to celebrate differences. To realize that we are very different. We're also very similar in many ways," said Cox.
"So we all want to be accepted and we should accept ourselves. If I can fly an airplane, there's so much they can do."
Students seem to be catching on to her message.
"Don't use 'I can't' because obviously you can overcome anything you want," said Junior Mosinee High School Student, Jonah Siranni.
"You don't have to give up. Don't do it because you can do anything you want."
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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