Jared Robinson passed away on September 24th, 2021 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He was born August 22, 1992 at Home Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana and received a heart transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis on January, 6th, 1993. After completing high school he received an associate’s degree in business administration from Ivy Tech. He was an entrepreneur at heart and made his living buying and selling on the internet using sites like eBay and Amazon, among others. This passion began as a child going to yard sales with his Pa.
His heart began to fail and he was brought to the University of Cincinnati Hospital on June 25th before being transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He soon received a SynCardia, a total artificial heart, as a bridge to a transplant. The doctors later found that he would require both a heart and kidney transplant.
Jared fought hard to make it to that transplant but an infection in his lungs was more than he could overcome. However, Jared was still an inspiration to all those he came in contact with – nurses, doctors, and everyone in between. A nurse once stated, “When I grow up I want to be just like Jared and live a life of kindness.” Another nurse, prior to leaving for maternity leave, told Jared he was her hero.
Jared touched so many lives; his infancy at Riley and Purdue Campus House, growing up in church, homeschool groups, 4-H, and adulthood living in Richmond, Indiana; Muncie, Indiana; and Harrison, Ohio. He had a passion for throwing parties for those he loved, whether they were his family by blood or the tribe of friends he considered family. He was happiest when he was at a concert – one year, he tried to go to 100 concerts in a year (he at least made it to the 50’s.) He also loved going to Red’s games, trivia, attending festivals, and shopping at Goodwill.
Jared is leaving behind many who loved him including his mother, Patty Robinson; siblings, Caleb, Hope, Abigail, and Tabitha Robinson; father, Terry (Fernanda) Robinson; sibling, Zachariah; grandparents, Don and Beth Miller, Kathy and Owen Davis, and Jim and Michelle Robinson. He also had an incredible list of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 9th, at New Heights Christian Church, 2752 State Road 44, Connersville, Indiana with a meal to follow. A private burial will take place in Lick Creek Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, we request that you make a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.