Dance, Dance, Dance!

Next Friday, November 13th, Jesse will be competing in the Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars Charity at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium in Meredith, NH to support the New Hampshire Chapter of The Cure Starts Now, in memory of our John Bradley.


This is a wonderful local event, each team performs and the audience members cast votes for the team / charity they wish to support, every dollar is a vote!  The charity with the most votes / money raised will receive 50% of ALL the money raised.  The runner up receives 25% and all other charities divide the remaining funds.  All in all, 100% of the money collected will go to great local charities so please do what you can to support this great fundraiser.


ONLY 20 TICKETS LEFT!!  This is your last chance to buy tickets by clicking on THIS LINK. 

If you would like to help by making a donation in advance by clicking the icon below:

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Dance On Friends!


JBT Regatta Photos!

Thanks again for all of the support we received at the 2nd Annual JBT Regatta at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club on June 18th.  We had a huge turnout, not only with the sailors who raced in the Regatta and the 200+ people who came out for the BBQ & Auction, but the dozens of friends and colleagues who sent us incredibly generous donations.  We raised over $45,000 for The Cure Starts Now Foundation!!

A HUGE thank you goes to our great friends, the Milligan’s.  Yesterday’s Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament raised another $14,500 for CSN – as well as $14,500 for the Babcock Scholarship Fund.   INCREDIBLE!!  

Please know that you all are truly a part of something special  —  CSN is a wonderful foundation powered by families that have endured the same heartache that DIPG delivered us  –  We will end this devastating disease, no matter how long it takes!   Please know how appreciative and sincerely thankful we are for your support …  It means the world to us and we are so proud to be making this impact in John’s honor.






Regatta for a Cure

JBT Cure Starts Now Regatta 2015

Summer is here!!  This Saturday, July 18th, our community will continue to fight DIPG at the 2nd Annual JBT Regatta & Auction in support of The Cure Starts Now Foundation, to be held at the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club in Gilford. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Registered boats will set sail at 11:30am (registration 8-10, skippers meeting 10am).  Live music, Auction and Award Ceremony festivities to commence at 4pm.  Bring the whole family to cheer on the sailors, enjoy the music, take a dip in the lake and bid on great local auction items!  Light food will be served, BYOB.

If you are interested in sailing, supporting the cause with an auction item or just making a donation, please email Jesse at  Please know that The Cure Starts Now Foundation is making incredible progress in the pursuit of a cure for DIPG and we are committed to fight for ours and many other families.

Saturday will be an incredible day for our community to come together to help to ensure that the New Hampshire Chapter continues to be an influential player in the fight against DIPG. We thank you all for keeping us and this cause close to your heart.

See you on Saturday!

1st Annual JBT Regatta & Auction benefiting The Cure Starts Now

Come one come all!

JBT Regatta

This Saturday (August 2nd) is the first annual JBT Regatta, hosted by the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club.  Come put up your sails up for a fun day of racing and cruising!  Registration for the sailing race is from 8am-10am Saturday morning at the WYC.  All sailors are welcome. Skipper’s meeting is at 10am sharp!

All are welcome to join in the fun after the race ~ there will be a BBQ, Awards Ceremony and Auction from 4pm – 7pm, at the yacht club located at 45 Dockham Shore Road in Gilford. BYOB.

All proceeds will go towards the NH Chapter of The Cure Starts Now.

We hope you can make it.  Click: CSN Regatta & Auction Donation Form if would like to donate auction items or make a monetary donation to the event.

Many Thanks to WYC!



If you have any questions about the event, please email



Fond Memories


John loved football.  Before he turned one he would raise his hands above his head smile and giggle and we would all shout “touchdown”.  As he grew older the love of football grew within him.  He had so much fun playing in the backyard and in the youth flag football league.  He would practice and strategize every move on the field, knowing, “If you can touch it .. you can catch it”.  In the last two seasons of football, John memorized the names, mascots and logos of all the NFL teams.  He has spent the last couple months sewing patches of each teams logo with his Aunts to make a blanket for his dad.  We will hold these memories forever.   

Fond Memories
We are grateful to have received so much love through sharing our memories and journey with you and are so humbled by all your condolences.  We ask you to take a moment to share your fondest memories of John with us.  Through a comment on this post, feel free to tell us of times that made you laugh and smile.  Whether memories with JBT, the family and friends, or even reflecting on the memories we have shared through this website.  If you would like to add pictures, please email them to and we will include them in the JBT, Family and Friends Pics photo gallery.




Celebration of Life



We have been on this journey together for the past 10 months and are truly grateful for all the love this community has given our family. We will hold a celebration of John’s life at the Gilford Community Church on Saturday, April 12th at 2pm. After the service, we will walk through the village to the Pine Grove Cemetery, and then gather back at the Gilford Youth Center.

We are grateful that you have been helping the kids remember John at home and in school.  We will continue to remember him in many different ways, but this service is just for adults. Please wear comfy shoes for the walk to the cemetery.

For those of you traveling from out of town, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Gilford TownePlace Suites Marriott. You can reference ‘Thompson’ upon reservation.



Hello Friends!!!

Today I am 7!  We’ve spent the last couple weeks celebrating.  While we’re taking things day by day around here, we have been having fun with a full house. The whole family is here and I’ve continued to work hard on my artwork.  My Aunt Kat and I are making a movie right now based on a book I wrote called “The 3 Spies”.  Stay tuned, we might do a screening.

We had an awesome family party on Sunday, some cool animals came to the house, including a hedgehog, chinchilla and some guinea pigs.  My friends at school had a party for me today too … We had pizza and cake and I got in a little trouble shooting cake at my favorite teachers – I’m a pretty good shot with a plastic spoon!

My 7th Birthday

Today was a good day … Love you guys.


Thinking JBT in Hawaii!

Hi John! I just wanted to send you tons of love from Kauai!   

Love from Kauai

While here, I went high up into the mountains where there was a monastary and this beautiful statue, who represents a Hindu God of Wisdom.  People that come here leave behind trinkets and coins asking for a blessing. I decided to leave behind my JBT bracelet too (can you see it on his thumb?) and I said a prayer that all the doctors and scientists who are working on a cure for DIPG will find the wisdom to end this cancer for good.  I hope you think it’s cool that one of your bracelets is hanging out somewhere way up in the mountains of Kauai!

Hindu God of Wisdom

It’s so beautiful here and I am thinking of you, your mom and your whole family every day.


Love you – mom’s friend Maura.