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Let’s acquaint you with Robin. He is a gem in this world and has walked this earth for 75 years and counting. He has spent the better part of his life giving to others selflessly, even when life was hard and challenging for him. The past 20 years have not been easy for him but his spirit has never wavered. He has worked and hustled harder than most should have to at his age without much complaint. He warriors on.

Robin has the skill to always find the coolest flying kite for our kids or the most beautiful scarf to gift to someone he knows and loves. He’s an extraordinary chef and jeweler. We remember the most decadent and elaborate salad he made for us when our first child was born and the best part is that it was straight from his heart to ours. Robin is an incredible human, full of love, wisdom, and compassion.

You may or may not know, Robin has spent many years in humble service to others suffering from terminal illnesses, providing selfless care and unconditional love to many people who otherwise would have had no one to care for them. He is a super-community-connector, always thinking about who he knows that could benefit from knowing someone else he knows. He is always thinking of others.

On Saturday, March 25th early in the morning, our dear Robin was rushed to the hospital via ambulance as he woke up struggling to breathe. Over the course of spending 4 nights in the hospital, receiving excellent care and many tests, it has been revealed via a cardiac catheterization test that Robin is suffering from Coronary Artery Disease. He has 3 major blockages of arteries surrounding his heart including one artery which is 100% blocked. The medical staff found fluid buildup around his lungs and stomach and he also required a blood transfusion during that time.

However, these are not the only ailments he is dealing with. Robin has stage 3 kidney disease, and diabetes and was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. It’s a LOT, to say the least, and there is not one simple solution or answer as one ailment procedure greatly affects the other. Robin is now home from the hospital but very weak and needs the next few weeks, even months, to recover and most importantly rest and maintain very low-stress levels.

The financial burdens are stacking up as he will be unable to work. We want to help relieve the stresses associated with those burdens which is why we have set up this campaign.

Below is a list of immediate expenses that he will need to cover monthly for the near future and well beyond:
  • Transport to and from 4 different doctor offices / medical facilities. (Robin does not drive)
  • Medical bills and medications not covered by insurance.
  • Rent and utility bills for his home.
  • Special food (delivery service) for juicing etc. (Robin now has to be on a strict and healthy diet to aid his healing of Colon Cancer).
  • Palliative Care and therapy.

Robin can not work and MUST focus on healing and recovery yet his living expenses and now financial needs surrounding his medical situation are continuing to add up. We are humbly asking for your financial support so Robin may live without these financial burdens for some time to come.

Any amount you can contribute, big or small, has a GIANT impact on Robin’s quality of recovery and life!!

Thank you and we offer our sincere and heartfelt gratitude.
Becky & Ira Sweetwine on behalf of Robin Wren


  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $5,000 
    • 1 yr
  • Thibaut Nguyen
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Christina Singh Henning
    • $800 
    • 1 yr
  • George P Tama
    • $100 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Ira Sweetwine
Wheat Ridge, CO
George Wren

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