Sequim youth Seamus Sexton got an early Christmas gift thanks to the Rotary Club of Sequim.
The civic group purchased and donated an adaptive tricycle to the 8-year-old special needs student in mid-December.
The specialized tricycle is extremely stable and durable and riding it will help Sexton work on strength, balance, coordination and functional motor skills, Rotary members said.
Sexton was excited to ride the new bike with the assistance of his mother Zoey Wolfe directing their progress using the steering bar, Rotary club members said. He had previously experienced riding his school’s adaptive tricycle with Sequim schools physical therapist Molly Booth and teacher Mike McCann.
Jim Jones, Doug Schwarz and Ted Shanks, Rotary Club of Sequim adaptive bike program committee members, work with local health professionals and the Sequim school district to identify children who will benefit from the gift of an adaptive tricycle custom made for the student by the Rifton Company.
This is the seventh adaptive bike the Rotary Club of Sequim has given to local children with special needs.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Sequim, see www. sequimrotary.org.