- Thompson was diagnosed at birth with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition that causes the bones to be very brittle and easily fracture.
- She was invited to a special event at The White House honoring the contributions of African-Americans with disabilities to black history.
Winthrop University, "Two-Time Alumna Champions Disabilities Advocacy Work at The White House" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 65.