The Jennifer Lynn Thompson Memorial Foundation

Jennifer’s Journey

  • Aril 30, 1976
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer Lynn Thompson is born on Aril 30, 1976 a healthy baby girl at 8lbs, 11.5 ounces and 21 inches long
  • Christmas 1976
    Jennifer's Journey
    First Christmas
  • 1976
    Jennifer's Journey
    First photo Shoot
  • 1977
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer and Jerry her father in training as a professional MD crabber
  • 1978
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer Enjoying breakfast with daddy
  • 1978
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer at 2 loving life
  • 1979
    Jennifer's Journey
    Daddy times are precious
  • 1980
    Jennifer's Journey
    Mommy, Daddy and Jen, early times
  • 1981
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer with Pappy Paul Schwartz - Age 5
  • 1982
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer in 1st Grade
  • 1983
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer always enjoyed Halloween - Age 7
  • 1984
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer into TAPJAZZ and Ballet - Age 8
  • 1992
    Jennifer's Journey
    Sweet 16 Birthday Party for Jen
  • 1992
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen with her favorite horseshoe partner Granddaddy Sonnenberg
  • 1993
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer taking on another activity – Show Choir – Age 17
  • 1994
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer Killing it in Varsity Volley Ball - Age 18
  • 1994
    Jennifer's Journey
    High School Graduation - What a great day!
  • 1994
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen and Grandma at Graduation
  • 1999
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen and Mom preparing for Halloween
  • 2002
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen and Daddy Mike – A great wedding dance
  • 2005
    Jennifer's Journey
    Mom, Mutti, Grandma Dorothy and Jen (2 Grandmothers)
  • 2007
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen and Mom at Mom’s 50th
  • November 22, 2013
    On November 22, 2013 our daughter Jennifer was diagnosed with a highly malignant brain tumor a GBM (Glioblastoma Multiforme) and Stage IV brain cancer. Jennifer’s Neurosurgeon offered her a less than 5% of long term survival rate but more realistically 12-15 months. Our family began the journey of seeking knowledge and a multitude of treatments to save our daughter.
  • 2013
    During discovery we found little information on GBM brain tumors and while there has been more than 40 years of research specifically on her tumor there were no treatments to cure her cancer. We concluded that Jennifer was going to pass away from her illness and our only choice was to provide comfort during her battle.
  • 2013
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen's Diagnosed with GBM and preparing for her first surgery. Hanging out with her cousin Candi - Lots of love!
  • April 30, 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jen and Mom Kissing on Jennifer 38 Birthday
  • April 30, 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer with many family members during her Journey with GBM, this photo with Aunt Linda on her 38th Birthday
  • 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer sending balloons to her family in heaven
  • April 30, 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Loving on Uncle Jimmy during her 38th birthday
  • 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer with her grandmother and cousin Candi – family huddling around our baby girl during her struggle with GBM
  • 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer with her God mother Aunt Sharon – more family support and love
  • 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Jennifer with Grand Daddy Bob providing support – Jennifer is now with Bob in Heaven, we lost Bob (2015) – RIP together
  • 2014
    Jennifer's Journey
    Best friend and always faithful like family, Drew – she loved you very much!!
  • May 14, 2014
    After 7 months from date of diagnosis and having undergone 3 brain surgeries, 30 days of intensive radiation and chemotherapy Jennifer lost her battle to brain cancer at home with her mother and me on May 14, 2014.
    Jennifer was 38 years old with character of relentless strength and bravery in battling her illness. Her selfless courage to be strong for us was to assure our family’s grief didn’t consume our lives.
  • May 14, 2014
    Jennifer’s final request to our family was to form a foundation that will raise awareness and funding to cure this destructive and terminal disease. She requested that the focus be to save lives of children with brain tumors and brain cancer.
  • May 2014
    We as parents know first-hand the meaning of the worst and darkest loss imaginable, the loss of your child. Also, we know of the many trials and tribulations, as well struggles of those patients fighting GBM Brain Cancer and we hope to help save at least one life through our funding.