Brendan was born on September 2, 1999, in Bennington, VT, to Travis and Kathy (Towne) Robinson. Brendan enjoyed being outdoors, nature, hunting, fishing, camping, as well as building expert level Legos, and hanging out with his family and friends. He was a loyal Boy Scout First Class and a member of Troop 138 where he was one merit badge away from being promoted to the rank of star scout. He was a firm believer in Bigfoot and has been officially accepted into the Colorado Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO). Brendan also enjoyed playing the viola and chess.
During Brendan’s 10-year battle with cancer he was able to reach out to thousands of people in one way or another. He was in the prayers of people internationally and touched the hearts of many. When he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time his response was, “ I beat it once, why can’t I just beat it again.” That attitude is what inspired many people. “Never ever give up” was certainly Brendan’s attitude toward life and that’s the way he lived right to the very end.
Brendan spent the first three years of his life in Wilmington, VT. He moved with his family to Fort Drum, NY, when his father was active duty with the Army. He attended preschool in Black River, NY. He moved to Hudson, MA, following diagnosis at age 4 so he could be closer to treatment in Boston. He attended kindergarten and first grade there. He was in remission when his father was stationed at Fort Carson, CO, and he moved with his family to Widefield, CO. He attended Sunrise Elementary, Janitel Junior High, and was being tutored at home through Mesa Ridge High School.
Brendan is survived by his parents Travis and Kathy; brothers, Alex and Kodi; sister, Callie; grandmother, Mary Towne, of Wilmington; grandparents, Connie (Cole-Robinson) and Ron Kmec of Security, CO; aunt, Debbie, Matias Miguez, and cousin, Andres, of Underhill, VT; and uncle Alan Robinson Jr., of Wilmington; as well as many great-aunts and great-uncles.
Brendan’s grandfathers Clarence “Buzzy” Towne and Alan S. Robinson Sr. preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, October 13, at the Restoration Church in Fountain, CO, and shown live via the Internet. A private burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to Caruso Family Charities, 9138 West 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215 or www.carusofamilycharities.net.