From the start… Chris Astill and Jasmine Dingley are new to the world of disability. A few weeks after saying yes to the Shitbox Summer Rally 2023, Astill suffered a T10 complete spinal cord injury in a paragliding accident.
“As we came up for air and began to learn what this injury and diagnosis meant for us, the rally became a light peering out of the gloom,” Dingley told Kymberly Martin. “A return to
the driving program gave a fast-track to Chris’ licensing process. Total Ability to convert the car. Access Adventures working on skills and equipment and Jax Tyres and Auto Artarmon,
getting the car ready without a second thought. Mel Harrison, who was the first person in a wheelchair to participate in the rally spent hours with us talking about her experiences.”