Meet Benjamin, from Te Atatu

BENJAMIN HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AFFECTING ALL FOUR LIMBS, AND AT FOUR YEARS OLD HE'S ALWAYS RELIED ON OTHERS TO MOVE HIM AROUND. HE'S EXEPCTED TO HAVE VERY LIMITED WALKING ABILITY, IF THAT, AND HAS A LIMITED ABILITY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. AT FIRST HE FOUND THE STRANGE ENVIRONMENT UPSETTING, BUT HIS MUM PATIENTLY HELD HIM AS HE WATCHED WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND GOT USED TO THE NEW PEOPLE AROUND HIM.



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BENJAMIN MEETS HIS CAR

GILLI AND MURRAY GET IT SET TO LIFT HIM IN AND CHECK THE HARNESSES ETC WORK AS PLANNED

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MORE ADJUSTMENT NEEDED

WE REALISE HE'LL NEED MORE SUPPORT TO SIT UPRIGHT. WE'VE GOT TEMPORARY BOLSTERS HANDY. WON'T BE LONG!

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SUPPORTED FOR HIS FIRST GO

ROLLED TOWELS SUPPORT HIS TORSO AS MURRAY USES THE REMOTE AND MUM SUPPORTS HIS HEAD

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AND HE'S OFF!

THE MOMENT HE CLICKED, HE HELD HIS HEAD UP, AND LIT UP. WHAT A SMILE! AND ALREADY TRYING TO GRASP THE WHEEL

Meet Benjamin, from Te Atatu

BENJAMIN HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AFFECTING ALL FOUR LIMBS, AND AT FOUR YEARS OLD HE'S ALWAYS RELIED ON OTHERS TO MOVE HIM AROUND



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