- 18 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 22, 1991
- Date of passing: Sep 3, 2010
|"Budda Man", we love you forever. We miss you! Happy hunting!|
Brady, age 18, started his next mission after succumbing to his life-long battle with uncontrolled seizures on Sept. 3, 2010. Brady was born on Nov. 22, 1991, at approximately 9:00 a.m. in Provo, Utah. He was entrusted into his parents' care about 12 hours later by a loving birth mother.
Brady absolutely loved life. His infectious smile and his big brown eyes could tell you everything he wanted you to know. He loved being outside. He loved anything to do with hunting. Big bucks were his favorite. His happy "squeal" let you know he was feeling pure joy and happiness in the moment. He enjoyed going anywhere with his dad, whether it was at work "bossing the job," "cruising for chicks" or looking at big trucks. He delighted in the normal brotherly relationship of pestering and teasing " and deeply loved his brothers even though he hated to admit it. He touched more lives than we will ever know and his influence has made all of us want to be better people.
Brady left behind his Mom and Dad, Darrell and Lori Thompson; his brothers Jordan Thompson, 22, Luke Thompson, 15, and Austin Thompson, 13; and grandparents Lawrence and Ruth Thompson, and Ron and Janice Simons; and literally hundreds of loving family and friends. Very special thanks to Sharon Jones, Brady's nurse, and our good friends at the Daily Herald who helped share Brady's story, and all those who have been a part of his life and gave him joy.
Brady, we love you forever. You changed our lives more than we'll ever be able to express. We know that you are still happy and whole again. We miss you! Happy hunting!
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Lindon 5th Ward chapel, located at 610 West, 100 South, Lindon. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been opened at Western Community Bank (with offices in Orem, Pleasant Grove and Alpine) in Brady's honor, for those who would like to contribute to help offset the remaining costs of his health care. The account is under the name of his mother, Lori Thompson.
"I learned about Brady through the Thursdays Hero program and though I never met him, he truly has been an inspiration to me. I've always believed there were certain elect spirits and their families, that chose before they were born, to accept certain challenges for the benefit of those around them in their own progression. To teach and inspire of service, humility, gratitude, perspective and especially to have your priorities straight. So thank you Brady, for your example, inspiration and motivation to me to be better each day. Brady has done that for many people. Rest in peace you wonderful boy."
"Still in our thoughts. Your example lives on."
"Brady, you are still in my thoughts. I am a stranger to your family, but I am one of your biggest fans outside that sphere. You continue to be remembered since I saw you in the production of See the Good in Brady Thompson. You are a great example of what goodness is about."
"My Buddah Man! Nearly 3 1/2 years later and there isn't a day that you don't cross my mind. Sometimes with a smile, sometimes with a tear, but you are still today my driving influence to be a better person."
"Happy Birthday Brady. You are always an example of courage to me and many others. You motivate me everyday. I keep a picture of you in my wallet to remind me to live life to the fullest. Death Be Not Proud. The goodness death thought it had taken from us remains with us through Brady's spirit and example."
"Thinking of your sweet family today. You are greatly missed. Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. Thank you for impacting my life! Love you Brady!"
"Happy Birthday! We all miss you so much! This Thanksgiving I am especially grateful for the sweet influence you have had in my life and the lives of my family. I dearly love you my precious friend. I am praying for your family that are probably struggling today without you."
"Hi...I watch your son story on the BYU station..I was touched by how courageous your son was. I cried...even after 12 years since his passing he is still touching live and mine is one. I will never complain again about how I feel..or hurt. Thank you for sharing your son with me and the rest of the world. God bless the Thompson."
"We have an autistic boy who is new to our scout troop. He struggles with many things but desperately wants to fit in. It has not been easy. Some boys tease him or get upset with him when he does something they do not like. I decided to use Brady's video to teach the boys about love and tolerance and acceptance. Brady is still teaching us by his example. His the greatest!"
"May 31m 2012. After watching a short video on Brady's life, I find myself, a grown man, sobbing uncontrollably. I have suffered with depression for many months now and something about Brady resonated in me a need to live a life of greater contentment and joy. This special young man gave me something by his example and smile. Thank you.... Thank you!!!"
I just wanted you to know that I was only joking whenever I teased you about giving me the Chicken Pox six weeks before Uncle Marv and I got married. It was a bond I enjoyed having with you and it makes for a great story...
I wasn't joking, however, when I used to tell you that I wanted your eyelashes and dimples. We miss you already, handsome boy!"
"That smile, the giggle, squeals of sheer joy, that "Brady dance" are completely etched into my heart. You had the power to light up whatever room you were in. The power to make people want to be be a better person and the power to inspire, lift up and comfort those around you. To know you and be a part of your life was one of my greatest honors."
"The thing i like about brady is he was a fighter and he wanted to live and he is happy all the time he makes people laugh and smile i am sad that he is gone but he has a special place in my heart i love you brady"
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