When asked if there is something special about her, Robin replies, "Yeah
- I'm a star." At times keenly aware of her status as a developmentally
disabled woman, Robin lives a life that is unique and filled with unusual
circumstances. She is simultaneously naive and clever, oblivious and focused,
child and adult. She faces great hurdles and challenges on a daily basis, yet
is unflappable. She loves to dance, watch movies, play racing games on her
computer, dine out, visit with friends and family, work at her job at Banana
Republic and help take care of babies. Robin is compassionate, friendly,
gregarious, accepting and charming. She is a true inspiration.
Robin's friend since elementary school.
Don flouts any reservations Robin’s staff and family have about their blossoming
relationship to become her first boyfriend.
Don's roommate and staff person.
Ervin supports Don in pursuing a romantic relationship with Robin
despite objections from naysayers.
From the time she was born, Robin's mom has been a devoted and attentive
parent, going to battle on Robin's behalf for housing, work and professional
support. Pati and Robin speak at least 3 times a day; she is a constant
source of help and encouragement. When Robin gets lost or scared or runs out
of cash, like all children, her first instinct is to run to Mom.
Robin’s Dad supports her in countless ways, from helping
her to get a cell phone to checking in with her every week, to providing a
therapist for her to overseeing her health care.
Robin’s step-mom gives Robin unlimited attention and
supports and encourages her through constant phone calls and monthly