Kicking it for Jason

Jason Thompson's Battle with Cancer

Early in the morning of February 11, 2010, Jason passed away

Billy Johnson from US Soccer came up with "kicking it for jason" which was perfect for the domain name, designed T shirts (above) and logo (below)

Submissions by Friends, Teammates, Family
You'll Never Walk Alone  by Gerry and the Pacemakers 

When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.

Submitted by Christian Franek, president of US Soccer, who considers this a theme song for Jason's difficult journey.  here is a youtube link  to the song.



Home from Jason's Memorial. You never know what to say when standing among family of someone who has passed. The likeness in his father- his brother- his mother- it is hard to face.

I had hoped he would come home to us. My daughter reminds me instead, he went home.
Jason was a superior male role model in our community. I knew Jason as a soccer coach and a fellow artist. He loved my daughter, and he would light up when speaking about coaching the kids. We didn't win many games, but we had fun - and I am certain we had the best coach out there.
I use to tease Jason about all the soccer Mom's checking him out as he was also a handsome man. He would blush and kick the dirt like you would see in old movies.

Tonight Ms. Dayna of Good News spoke about the foundation that Jason had laid for our children and that we must move forward thus in his honor. 
What I learned from Jason is that we all must give to our community in this life (meaning now). We must give until it hurts, and then we must give even more. Jason could barely walk across the soccer field in May- but he still was coaching. We all have something inside of us that may help another, we just need to be willing to give it. Thank you for sharing your love and respect for Jason. And thank you SoWal for this forum.


Here is the forum link:



I will always be here for all of you. I have no idea why this is where my heart has been for the last year- but it has been strongly set on easing Kim's pain. I suppose my mother in heaven just felt her pain and wanted me to do something about it- from heaven. Without a doubt Jason will always be in my heart. I simply loved him and don't even have an explanation myself.


I look forward to being your friend for life,



Cards from Emma and Caroline from the Santa Rosa Beach Memorial service.
 During, an "unscheduled" "undocumented" scan, an elderly Puerto Rican woman who saw Jason in the waiting room, told his mother that he was very special, that he had light emanating from him, that he was in for a very difficult time ahead and that he must read Psalm 91 every day. After that scan they went home to see what Psalm 91 was. In the Jacksonville apartment was a Bible that was given to them by a Santa Rosa Beach friend shortly before they left for the Mayo Clinic.  This night and every night after, Kim read Psalm 91 to Jason.  Click here for the full story

Psalm 91

You who sit in down in the HIgh God's presence, spend the night in Shadaai's shadow,
Say this:
"God, you're my refuge.  I trust you and I'm safe!"
That's right-he rescues you for hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.
HIs outstretched
 arms protect you--under them you are perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing--not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, not disease that prowls through the darkness
Not disaster that erupts at high noon.

Even though the others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You'll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn to corpses.
Yes, because God's your refuge, the High God your very home, evil can't get close to you,
harm can't get through the door.
He orders his angels to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they'll catch you, their job is to keep you from falling.
You'll walk unharmed among lions and snakes and kick young lions and snakes from the path.

"If you'll hold on to me for dear life" says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble, Ill give you the best care if you'll only get to know and trust me.  Call me and I'll answer, I'll be at your side in bad times; I'll rescue you, then throw you a party, I'll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!"
Jennifer Savoie writes to Kathy,  "What a kind, caring young man your nephew is.  He coached my daughter, Emma, and she has picture next to her bed of she and Jason." (below)
From Gabriela

Sent July 1