(photo by Doug Schwarz)
June 23, 2020 - In the environment of being home bound because of the Coronavirus pandemic, social
distancing and school closures, the Rotary Club of Sequim recently awarded an adaptive tricycle to
Jorden Topham, an 8-year old who has special needs.  Jorden had enjoyed riding her school’s adaptive
tricycle with Sequim Schools’ physical therapist, Cherry Bibler.  Now she has a tricycle of her own. This
is a specialized tricycle that is extremely stable and durable.  This is the fifth adaptive bike the Rotary
Club of Sequim has given to local children with special needs.
 
Jorden’s mother, Anna Gloor, along with her younger brother Noah and father Chris were excited to
see the joy on Jorden’s face as she rode on the beautiful pink Rifton tricycle.  Jorden was visibly excited
about her new bike and she rode it from the church parking lot to her home 2 blocks away.  Riding the
tricycle will help Jorden work on strength, balance, coordination, and functional motor skills.
 
The Rotary Club of Sequim adaptive bike program committee members Jim Jones, Doug Schwarz and
Ted Shanks work with local health professionals and the Sequim school district to identify children who
would benefit by the gift of an adaptive tricycle custom made for the student by the Rifton Company of
New York. For more information about the Rotary Club of Sequim see our website @ sequimrotary.org.