Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Remembering Robin Sims

Robin_Color_150dpi     VOR has lost a dear friend and amazing advocate. On June 23, Robin Sims lost her battle with cancer. Robin had served as VOR’s President since 2008 until about a week before her death when her health required that she resign.  Her dedication to to our organization was so strong she even participated in VOR’s Annual Conference and Initiative in June. See here for VOR's Memorial Tribute to Robin.

     To honor Robin's memory and to sustain her advocacy legacy, please consider a memorial donation to VOR in her memory. 

          Her brother said it best: "This evening our lovely Robin passed away. Ever the fighter she gave every last breath to helping others! I am such a better person for having her as my sister and our kids are so much better off today having her as their advocate. I will have more info on how we will begin to honor her life with as we solidify plans that should begin on Sunday. I say begin because we must all fill the void she left and do it with her grace and spirit. I Miss You So Much Sis!"

Words are inadequate to express the heaviness in our hearts.  Robin will be sorely missed.

View a moving tribute video (produced by her brother) here: http://youtu.be/bcEInf2tKxI

View the NJ Legislature's Tribute to Robin here: http://youtu.be/L6HDA6kUIyc