Pilot Club donates to special education class
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Troy Pilot club donated equipment to the Pike County Elementary School special education class Monday, allowing a student to work on strengthening her legs, walking and her posture.
The Pilot Club donated a special seat and sit-to-stand walker for Juliana Fowler, 6.
“It is beneficial because she can sit with the others in this chair,” said Cindy Edwards, PCES special education teacher. “It gives her the right posture when she sits in the chair.”
The walker is something she can play with if she is sitting on the floor, but it also has legs and wheels so she can walk around.
“She can use this on the playground,” Edwards said. “This will allow her to go outside with the other students.”
Edwards was introduced to the Troy Pilot Club at the Pilot Club’s Spring Fling. When the members of the Pilot Club met Edwards, they knew they wanted to do something to help her class.
“She said at the Spring Fling that her class could use some help,” said Teresa Dody, Troy Pilot Club president-elect. “That’s how we chose her for one of our projects.”
The Troy Pilot Club’s main mission is to help people with brain injuries, Dody said, and that is a big part of why they like to do things to benefit special needs children.
“Parents can’t afford everything at home,” said Troy Pilot Club Member Susan Richardson. “They are (at school) longer than they are at home and it helps them move forward mentally and physically.”
Troy Pilot Club used money raised from fundraisers such as their Cow Patty Plop on Oct. 31 to purchase the equipment that they donated to the class. Multiple fundraisers are held all throughout the year, but the Cow Patty Plop is major fundraiser for the club.
The Troy Pilot Club meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Collegial Church of Christ. Anyone is welcome to join the club.