Welcome to the RF (Robbie Foundation) Blog

We are so excited to bring you this blog!

We started this blog as a way to bring awareness to people about a great need for many of Maine’s children. This will be a place where inspiring stories will be told, where reflections on current topics and issues are shared, and where a forum of questions are posed and comments encouraged. We also hope that you will learn a bit more about what we do at Robbie Foundation and the many children we support in Maine.

This will be a platform where you can bring your topics of interest to us so that we can meet your needs and interests through our writings and stories. Please join us as we begin this journey together and keep checking back to stay connected.


Words are very powerful. They can change our mood and our thoughts. If you have ever worked hard on changing your mindset and the words you think, you know how powerful this can be. For this reason, we will keep our words/thoughts positive and we will try to stay open-minded to everyone else’s ideas and reactions. While we want to share real struggles and real life issues, we also know that life can be made a bit lighter by adding humor amidst the challenges. Please help us do this!

At RF, we choose to believe in the strength of people. In kindness. In finding the strengths in every single child. In the belief that people care about others and want to help. In the power of positive thinking, and also in the belief that sometimes things are not okay, but there are always people there to help make it better.

What is Robbie Foundation?

The Robbie Foundation started 10 years ago when Lynn Gierie, the mother of Robbie, a child with Cerebral Palsy, heard loud and clear from her son that he wanted to do something to make a difference in the lives of families. Lynn and Bob know first hand how hard it can be to get things they need for their son. For this reason, they wanted to find a way to have a positive impact on others and improve children’s lives.

Over the past 10 years, The Robbie Foundation has helped hundreds of children receive items such as safety beds, hippo therapy, communication devices and other adaptive equipment and therapies not covered by insurance. For more information visit: robbiefoundation.com/apply.

The therapies and equipment funded have made a huge impact in the lives of families and the quality of life for children living with disabilities. It is our hope that we will be able to bring some of these inspirational stories to you through this blog.

Why RF?

The mission of Robbie Foundation is a simple yet big one: To improve the quality of lives for children with special needs.

This is no small task.

There are many children in Maine who do not have the things they need to live the best life they can. The items needed for these children to attain the best life can be very expensive and out of reach for many families.

For many of us, we do not know the challenges having a child with a disability can bring and the emotional toll it can take on everyone involved. While we cannot ease that reality, we can help to make life easier for children with disabilities and their families.

Want to help?

If you would like to help, please go to robbiefoundation.com/how-you-can-help. You can also subscribe to this blog for updated information on how to help. We have many events throughout the year that help fund needs for children. There are so many ways you can help and nothing is too big or too small to make a difference! Thank you!

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you will subscribe to this blog to learn more about the amazing children and families in Maine who are impacted by disabilities and the magnitude of ways you can help.

7 Responses

  1. I think this is a wonderful idea and opportunities for families to share their successes and have ways to connect to others.

  2. Hi Beth,
    That is definitely what we are hoping for! There are many people involved with children with special needs and it will be wonderful for them to all share their experiences!

  3. Hi Kim,
    We are looking forward to hearing and writing about stories of everyone’s amazing kids! Thanks for commenting!

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