Christine Farrell has overcome all obstacles and skydived over Coffs Harbour.
Christine Farrell has overcome all obstacles and skydived over Coffs Harbour.

Woman thrilled with skydive

CHRISTINE Farrell has been given the thrill of her life skydiving over Coffs Harbour.

Leaving her wheelchair on the tarmac, she took to the skies plunging from 3000 metres.

“Because I am a quadriplegic I didn’t think I could do it,” Christine said.

“My disability has always limited me in life but the skydivers said they would take me, so up I went. The sky is the limit.

“It was just awesome, an amazing feeling and I hope my skydive may inspire other people living with disabilities not to doubt themselves,” she said.

The skydive was made possible by Karen and Ben, from Gately Mechanical Repairs, who sponsored the jump with Coffs City Sky Divers.

“We did it because she touched our heart,” Karen said.

“Christine hasn’t been able to move a muscle for 19 years.

“But recently she has regained feeling in her foot and her hand thanks to the work of her physio Chris Solomon. So we made sure he jumped with her, too,” she said.



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