|Letter to Florida Governor Jeb Bush about 3 month old Jacob Robbins in Childrens Hospital Miami
|Originally published November 11, 2005 -With thanks to Canada's best friends - the United States
||Oct 17, 2010
|November 11, 2005
ROBBINS Sce Research (1998)
Glen P. Robbins
Vancouver, British Columbia
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida
Executive Office of the Governor
400 S. Monroe Street,
Attention: Mr. Mark Kaplan, Chief of Staff
Re: 3 month old “Canadian” Jacob Robbins in Miami Children’s Hospital
Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Glen P. Robbins. I am a private public opinion pollster residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Recently, my younger brother Gordie Robbins, one of seven brother and sisters living in Canada, traveled to Florida with his wife Kelly and 3-month old son Jacob. Gordie was scheduled to play in a baseball tournament. Jacob’s doctor had approved his making the trip.
In Florida Jacob became ill, sufficiently so that his father was compelled to perform CPR. Soon afterward Jacob was taken to Broward General Medical Centre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On November 10, 2005 Jacob was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Miami Florida.
Governor Bush, as you know there is nothing more glorious on God’s green earth than the birth of a new baby. There can be no worse suffering for parents than a sick child.
Sir, I want to thank you, the people of Florida, and particularly the wonderful doctors and nurses that have worked so hard and committed so much of themselves for little Jacob Robbins, my brother Gordie and his wife Kelly.
Jacob, his father and his mother have a battle on their hands. Although the battle for this little baby boy’s life ultimately rests with God, certainly the greatest contribution has and will continue to come from the medical practitioners at (first) Broward Medical, and now Miami Children’s Hospital.
On behalf of my family, I wish to once again thank you, and my American brothers and sisters and the wonderful doctors and nurses for their kindness and their commitment to helping little Jacob.
Glen P. Robbins