The Max Robinson Children’s Foundation
We would like to officially announce our 2017 Charity of the Year, The Max Robinson Children’s Foundation!
A larger-than-life personality. A brilliant mind intertwined with compassion and understanding. A love that runs so deep, it will be felt forever, its effects far-reaching.
Maxwell John Robinson was a lively, intelligent and healthy 6 year old boy, born in August, 2008. The first- born into his family, Max embodied love, hope and excitement for the future. He became a big brother in July, 2010 and fulfilled this role with great pride and responsibility. Max grew into a young boy filled with wonder and used his curiosity about the world to learn more than anyone figured possible. Max had close connections to his family and placed great importance on spending time together, enjoying gatherings and demonstrating his love outwardly and wholeheartedly. He loved camping, playing board games, completing tricky puzzles and reading books to his sister. Max was a whiz at math; his mind for numbers amazed those around him as he was easily able to compute difficult problems in his head. He flourished under a challenge and loved taking on connect-the-dots puzzles into the thousands, playing a good game of hangman, or devouring chapter books about the mysteries of Earth. Max embodied an excitement for learning and a great love for those around him.
In early June, 2015, Max became ill with flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with a dangerous strain of E.Coli. He was admitted to The Alberta Children’s Hospital, where he fought some extremely difficult battles. True to his nature, he was gritty and worked so very hard to overcome these challenges. However, after battling against the mounting problems his little body was faced with, Max passed away one week later on June 13.
The Max Robinson Children’s Foundation has been established in the memory of this amazing little boy who touched the lives of all those that were privileged to know him, as well as countless others who have been touched by his story since. Through fundraising efforts, their hope is to continue to touch the lives of children and teens in our community through educational and health-related support. The foundation has pledged, over the next four years, to raise and donate $125,000 to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. To date, they are $40,000 of the way there, raised through fundraisers and the generous support of Max’s community. Additionally, the foundation has supported an Advanced Placement Scholarship at Max’s school and sponsored a Beaver to participate in Max’s much-loved scouting program in Okotoks.
It is the hope of Max’s family, friends and the foundation, to carry on completing Max’s wonderful work in this world. May Max’s spirit be ever present and felt by each and every person that becomes involved in the foundation’s events, fundraising and eventual contributions to the larger community.
Please join us in supporting this wonderful Charity in 2017! To learn more about our Customer Referral Program and how you can help, please click here.
The Costen Insurance Team
*A huge Thank You to Max’s mom, Amber Robinson, for providing the content for this post.