Early this morning John went to Heaven, he passed peacefully in our arms. He made us proud every day of his life. We know he is comfortable now and we are relieved for him. We will spend our lives celebrating his, he has taught us all so much.

We are eternally grateful for all the love and support we have received through all these happy and hard times.

All our love,
Jesse and Alison


We are working out the details for a Celebration of Life, we will provide that information soon.

166 thoughts on “Heaven

  1. We are very sad to hear about John! May The Lord give you peace and comfort during this hard time! John is now in the comfort of his Heavenly Father. We will forever remember his smile, spirit and courage. Sending you big hugs!!

  2. Reading all these comments is a reminder of how many lives this little boy touched, and it’s just a small portion…You are a beautiful family, and John was a little gift given just to you…you all fought such a very brave fight, we all prayed just as much as we could…our hearts break knowing your pain and sadness. Feel surrounded by love, friends and family in person and in spirit. All my love. -Emily

  3. There will be one more bright star in the sky shining down on us tonight.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Steve & Ann

  4. Dear Allison, Jesse & family,
    Words cannot express how sorry and saddened we are by the news of John’s passing. He was a very special little boy and I’ll remember him running around on Welch Island every time I am there. Sending you prayers, strength and love during this difficult time and know you are in our thoughts.
    Jenny & Evan

  5. Alison and Jesse,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We grew to love John and all that his little spirit represented in the past months during his brave struggle. Thank you for sharing your amazing little boy with the rest of us, he will forever live on in all of us. All of our love, prayers and support.
    Paul, Hazel and Declan Gaudet

  6. We meet whilst you were on your family break in St Lucia last October in the hotel. I have been supporting you from the Uk. I am so sorry for your loss. Your a lovely family , continue the strength you have. I lost a sister in childhood to cancer, i know the pain is immense . Whenever i feel low i remember my sister is in heaven, and draw strength from that . I know i am in England but i know we will meet again. Lots of love Lorraine, Johnathan and Malachi Mason

  7. Words cannot express how sorry we are about your beautiful John. We know there is a new angel in heaven and his grandfather now gets to play with him. Your courage, strength, and grace is an example to us all. Your families have shown us all that being there for each other is REALLY being there for each other. Cherish your memories and know that you will all be together again. xxxx
    Holly and Ed Rene

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Jesse and Alison…..you are two of the strongest people I have ever met and John was an amazing little boy that is so loved by the entire community…I pray that you have all the strength you need during this time.

  9. I will be flying your wish flags, JBT and I’ll listen for your giggle in the wind. May all your wishes come true in heaven. We love you, Buddy! Love and thoughts to the Thompson, Hesko family. You are truly amazing.

  10. Our thoughts and prays go out to your whole family. No words can give solace to your loss, but we send our love, prays and support from Virginia.

    Love, The Carosi Family

  11. Words cannot express the sorrow, the pain, and the heartache that we feel for the entire family. Since we heard the news, we have grown to think and pray for JBT daily. We have been inspired by the way you have faced this worst of tragedies head on, with love, compassion, humor, and humility. Thank you for sharing John with us so that a part of him will remain with us always.

  12. Such a sad day for you all. Know that John Bradley is at peace now and hopefully that thought will be with your family during the next days and weeks. Our prayers are with you.
    Sheila and Dan

  13. Alison, Jesse and family
    Our hearts are heavy today yet at the same time we are in awe at what an amazing job you did making Johns past year so magical.
    I’m sure he knew how much he was loved by all and how much joy he brought to your life. Thinking of you with love,
    Janet, Chelsea and Taylor

  14. Our thoughts are with your entire family….his life was cut so short but he certainly gave it his all, along with all of you! He will be remembered forever in all of our hearts! Peace for you JBT!

  15. Jesse, Alison & family- I am just heart broken to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Such a young soul but full of life! JBT was one hell of a fighter and I know you will celebrate his love, courage and life every day! I will continue to rock my strength & hope bracelet like I have done every day:) xoxo Kelly

  16. Dear Little John…
    I can picture you riding on a bike, really fast, with a big yellow lab named Larry running along beside you. He is a super dog who LOVES to play, and you are a super-duper little boy. The sky is so blue, the clouds are so fluffy, the grass is so green, the sun is so bright, the flowers smell so nice, and the wind is blowing your hair all around your head. You are laughing and telling Larry to catch up, because you are so fast!
    Stay strong little fella. Watch over your sweet, sweet, sweet family. We all love you.

    Jim and Jill Coffey

  17. Oh Allison and Jesse.. I am so sorry to hear the news.. But John is ok now.. He is in a wonderful place watching over all of you.. I pray that God will guide you to more strength and patience to get through this and learn to live with John in his new state.. He is here..

    The Rabuck’s..💔

  18. May you be surrounded by all he love in this world during this hard time. John touched so many people with just a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and John will remind me always to make the best of each and every day. So sorry for your loss.

  19. I’m so sorry Allison:( I just saw you last week with your pretty pedi:) omgggg my prayers are with you at this difficult time….. You are in my thoughts this week for sure 😉

  20. Allison, Jessie and the entireThompson family,

    Our hearts are saddened today with the passing of John. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that John was a very special little boy.

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Love, Shirley, Nicole and Lochlan

  21. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing his life and the courage he had with all of us. Thoughts to you and your family. Deepest sympathy

  22. Our hearts are heavy tonight. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven is certainly brighter today.
    The Jarvi Family

  23. John was so lucky to have family like you in his short life.
    We are deeply saddened, you and your family are in our prayers.
    Love Kent & Robin

  24. I was remembering today the first time Owen met John at the town beach and how they played. At a loss for words right now, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. John’s a strong soul with much determination. A lesson for us all. Sending you wishes for peace in this difficult time.

    Dana, Ann, Aidan, Caitie and Owen

  25. Jesse and Alison, Little John did a whole lot of living, loving and laughing during his too short time here. You must take comfort knowing you provided him that opportunity. All of Pete’s family has you in their thoughts. Linda

  26. I never got to meet John in person but heard of him through my brother who works with and for Jesse and Brad, he told how amazing his spirit is, and what a ham he could be, as I had seen in some of the videos that were shared. I feel blessed to be able to share your families journey and you all will be in my thoughts along with lots of warm wishes.

  27. Alison, Jesse, Brad & Daryl,
    There are no words…our hearts are breaking for you today. Your amazing son/grandson has touched so many lives and his bright spirit will follow you always. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
    Tom & Nancy Soares

  28. You are in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words, may your love for John pull you through. Your family has truly been an inspiration…a true sign of strength and hope.
    Love, Jess, John, Taryn, and Jack Jack

  29. Sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We will be celebrating with you as you all celebrate Heavens newest angel. Most sincere thoughts and love to each one.
    The Michael Family
    Plano, Texas

  30. Dear Alison, Jesse & Family,

    Our hearts are aching and wilting for you. When I read the news I was in a meeting with colleagues who were aware of John’s difficult but brave journey; they also send along their deepest sympathies. I will carry John’s life, his story and the battle he fought in what I do.
    We are deeply, deeply sorry.

    Our sincerest condolences,
    Kerry & Tom Wentworth

  31. Jesse & family-
    I have been following JBTs story on this webpage & my heart hurt when I saw this post. I can not imagine the pain your family is going through & can only hope that knowing so many people are mourning with you eases your pain.

  32. Words seem insignificant against the loss of John Bradley. Our hearts go out to all the Thompsons and Heskos who made every moment of John’s life filled with love. Our thoughts are with you all during this so very sad time.

  33. Oh my God… Has your son. He fought through a lot of tough times… Not only him but, you too. I send hugs to you all. He is with you. You guys will see each other someday… But, until then he will be with you. And, believe me you will know it. He will be in his second life watching you and ring with you through this though time. He is never to be forgoten. He loves you just like you love him. R.I.P JBT

    Hugs, Lillyan 🙏👼❤💔

  34. Alison, Jesse, Brad and Daryl,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family. You were so brave to share your journey with all of us, even those of us who did not know you well. You dealt with John’s illness in the most positive way possible and made sure that his remaining time was full of wonderful experiences as well as a warm home life. You have set such an amazing example to all of us. John was so special and so is his family. You are all in our thoughts.

    Anne and Clete Baier

  35. My thoughts are will you all. You are an amazing family with a lot of wonderful people who surround you. Lots of extra prayers are being said for your family. May your peace knowing that he is your happy healthy little boy who is feeling no pain, guide you though these tough times.
    Lots of love, Holly Chris, Savannah and Addison xoxo

  36. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Jesse and Alison at this most difficult time. Words are not adequate to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Your son was an inspiration to everyone around him. We are all so blessed and lucky to have known his beauty.

    We love you guys,
    Jeff and Jenna G

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