Memorial Fund for Alex Robbins
As some of you may already know, on Thursday, June 2nd, we lost 23-year-old Alex Robbins, our beloved son, brother & friend. Alex drowned during an unexpected boating accident while fishing with his older brother, Brent off the coast of Catalina Island, California. Alex was lost at sea and despite the coastguards search, his body has not been recovered.
Thankfully, Alex’s older brother Brent survived but suffered from injuries and was rushed to the hospital. Brent has been released and is recovering at home surrounded by friends and family.
Alex was a true inspiration to everyone he met. He was the type of person who would light up a room, using his genuine kindness and humor to make everyone smile. He had a heart gold and would do anything for his friends and family. Alex lived an incredible adventurous life and was deeply loved and cherished by those who knew him, especially his family.
Alex & Brent's family are left with a huge gaping hole in their hearts and are in the midst of deep sorrow and sadness as they mourn this unimaginable loss. As you might expect, there are a ton unanticipated expenses they need our help with: airfare, housing accommodations, funeral arrangements and more searching efforts for Alex's body.
If you feel so led, please consider blessing my best friend and her family -Donna, Jamie, Brent & Melissa with a financial donation.
Whatever money that is not used for the above expenses, will go towards starting a fishing foundation in Alex's honor.
Thank you for your financial support and most importantly, thank you for your continued prayers for the family.
Alex's sister, Melissa Shoemaker, & his family will be using the finances for medical bills that were incurred and other costs surrounding the accident.
Thank you again for all your love, support & prayers during this time for the Robbins Family. They are overwhelmed with gratefulness for your generosity.
Celebration of Alex Robbins is set for July 9th, 3-8pm at Russo's Marina on Bethel Island, 3995 Willow Rd.
Wear your boots and cowboy hats!
Wear your Pigs Only gear!
Bring a sun umbrella/shade and your camp chairs.
Bring your trucks and your boats!
It will be a time of love, tears and joy all wrapped up in celebrating Alex!
Just a little update on Alex's celebration of life via Alex's mom, Donna:
We will celebrate the life of Alex Robbins on July 9th at Russo's Marina at the Delta/Bethel Island. More details will be coming soon. Please give us some time to iron out the details.
A little update from the Robbins Family from Yesterday:
"Today LA Search and Recovery will be using side-scan sonar to search. From our understanding this is much better equipment then they have been able to use. Pray Alex is found. "
Also, please continue to keep his brother Brent in your prayers
There was a great article written about Alex by Bassmasters yesterday that was a wonderful tribute to Alex. Please read it if you get a chance.
Thanks again everyone! #livelikeAlex
We have so many wonderful memories of Alex starting with his baseball days, going to the beach and fishing with David, going off with his church to help build homes in Mexico and then going off to college. Such a memorable, fabulous, outgoing, giving, warm and energetic person! We are profoundly shaken and saddened by this tragedy. We hold you all in our hearts and send our deepest condolences to you all. Cynda, Chandu and David Vyas