India-Rose has cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs, but is otherwise a bright little girl, and expected eventually to walk with a walker or other assistance. Her mum is confident that once home, she'll be determined to learn to control her own car instead of relying on the buddy switch. Here she is with Hannah, just arrived at BMW head office, and about to meet her new car.
IT TOOK A WEE WHILE FOR INDIA-ROSE TO REALISE THE HANDOVER AT BMW HEADQUARTERS DIRECTLY AFFECTED HER
INDIA-ROSE WATCHES WHILE SHE'S TALKED THROUGH WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN - SOME CHILDREN FIND THE UNFAMILIAR ACTIVITY UNSETTLING
GETTING CHILDREN INTO THE SEAT CAN BE AWKWARD AT FIRST, AS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE IN FOR: NEXT TIME IS EASIER!
THAT'S THE BUDDY SWITCH AT THE END OF THE WIRE, SO MUM CAN WORK THE THROTTLE WHILE SHE GETS THE HANG OF STEERING
India-Rose collected her car in Auckland, alongside wee Hannah