15 Things You Didn’t Know About Tristan Thompson
1. 4 Brothers
Thompson is the oldest of four boys and remains close with all his three siblings. He’s followed by 19-year-old Dishawn, 9-year-old Daniel, and 8-year-old Amari. The two older brothers play basketball, but his youngest brother Amari suffers from epilepsy.
After finding this out, Thompson joined with an organization called Epilepsy Toronto and has since started a fund in his name to meet, help, and understand other families who are going through similar scenarios.
“As a kid, when he first started getting seizures, I was so scared,” Thompson said. “I was nervous because I didn’t know what to do exactly,” Thompson said. “It’s definitely changed our family, but at the same time, I think it’s just a blessing to be able to understand what he’s going through.”
“Other families are going through it, too, and it’s a way for us to meet other people that are going through it and hear their stories and kind of just learn and grow a bigger family outside of our household.”