A beloved member of the Lutheran Family Services of Virginia family passed away this week. James Robert “Robbie” Rouse, was 16.

Many LFSVA employees were close to Robbie, and the entire organization is saddened by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mikey, his great-grandmother, the rest of Robbie and Mikey’s family, and the boys’ circle of friends.

Many others in the extended LFSVA know Robbie and Mikey as the subjects of stories and videos published in LFSVA newsletters and posted to our Facebook page and web page.

Robbie was a fan and student of space science (and science fiction). LFSVA and its supporters, through Julie’s Abundance Project, recently took the brothers on a journey to Hampton, VA, where they visited NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Air & Space Center. They also played in the ocean and took a boat ride for the first time.