Robbie was born on July 3, 2001. Prior to a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he was an avid BMX racer and loved to play soccer. Afterward, the BMX had to stop because of head injury risk. He loved to roller/ice skate and play football until seizures made him stop. He was an amazing artist-especially drawing trains and dragons and was always in the kitchen making something from scratch. He was a water bug from the time he was a baby, and when seizures forced him out of the water, he went fishing every chance he got.
Robbie enjoyed making people laugh with his quick smile, huge dimples, and infectious belly laugh. He left such an impression on everyone he met. He also loved spending time with his brother, playing chess, street hockey, or drawing together. He was partner in crime to his mom, always willing to help out in any way. He enjoyed working in the yard, tending his vegetable garden, or sitting on his fallen tree just lost in thought.
At 11 years old, Robbie was diagnosed with epilepsy and unexpectedly passed away on July 2, 2015, at the age of 13 due to SUDEP. (Sudden Death Due to Epilepsy)