Alexander's Story

ELLSWORTH - Alexander Vincent-Herrick Robbins, Goob, 3 years old, of Ellsworth, Maine. Passed peacefully in his parent's loving arms on December 12, 2015 at Children's Hospital Boston after a courageous life long battle with Congenital Heart Disease.

Born February 15, 2012 in Ellsworth Maine. Alexander was an angel from the day he was born. He had a smile that could light up any room and a contagious laugh. He was born with a very rare congenital heart defect and conquered four open- heart surgeries. When all the odds pointed against him, he rose to become a real-life superhero. He touched everyone that was blessed to know him and had supporters near and far, many of which, had never met him. #TeamAlex Strong is what connected Alex to the world and what brought the world to love him.

Alexander was loved beyond belief and was so happy despite his illness. He loved watching Sophia the First, eating McDonald's French fries, dancing, being silly and being at home with his family. He enjoyed blowing bubbles, eating noodles with his cats, sitting in his "spot" on the couch and anxiously waiting for his siblings to come home off the bus each day. Alexander was the child that beat the odds. He accomplished many milestones that he was never supposed to meet. We were lucky enough to help him grow and become an amazing young boy. He even started preschool this fall.

Alexander is survived by his Mother and Father, Evelyn Casanova-Robbins and Thomas Robbins of Ellsworth, siblings and best friends, Cloe, Austen and Talia, Grandparents Sherry Smith- Cousins and Husband Frank Cousins of Deer Isle, Timothy Robbins and partner Valerie Eaton of Mariaville , Sandra Robbins of Ellsworth, Great-Grandmother Evelyn Long and Husband David Long of Florida, Aunts and Uncles Kelli and Aaron Brown of Bucksport, Richard and Megan Black of Otis, Shawna and Allan Morse Jr. of Surry, Jasmine Stevens of Surry and Great Aunt Debra Smith and partner Bill Walker of Lamoine. He also had many cousins that he cherished. His four "other" siblings and special friends, Benton Bird ofEllsworth/Trenton, Skylar Colson of Ellsworth, Mariah Rossi of Ellsworth, and Ella Herrick of Ellsworth. His special friend Jessica Rene, and all of the staff and students at YMCA Early Learning Center that took Alex in and made him family, The EEMS staff and students for all their love and support, all the many medical professionals that we were privileged to know and love, especially Sean Hagenbuch MD. And the staff at Eastern Maine Pediatric Cardiology, Sarah O'Rourke, Alexa Lincoln, Samantha Simmons and all the others that grew to love him.

A sincere thank you to his Birth Parents Chrystal Laieski of Ellsworth and Malcom Herrick of Ellsworth and extended family for giving us the gift of our precious son.

I love you to the moon and back, forever and ever. See you soon Sweet Boy!

A service for Alexander will be held at 2pm on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Maine Coast Baptist Church 867 Bangor Road, Ellsworth Maine. Following the service, we will be gathering in the Fellowship hall to celebrate Alex. In lieu of flowers we ask that people feel free to make a donation towards a Christmas Gift fund set up in Alexander's name at MachiasSavings Bank at the Mill Mall in Ellsworth Maine to benefit children in the pediatric cardiac unit at Children's Hospital Boston. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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