STOPING BY WONDERING WHAT DID YOU GET TO DISCOVER FIRST IN THE AFTER LIFE ..ARE GRANDPA AND GRANDMA WITH YOU ? IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST LEFT ..BUT IT HAS BEEN OVER TWO YEARS AND A LOT HAS CHANGED I STILL DONT LIKE TO TYPE CORRECTLY..I SCREAM IN ALL CAPS ;]YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN NOR WILL YOU EVER BE ...XOXOX
ON THIS DAY 36 YEARS AGO YOU WERE BORN TO A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND GREW TO BE A SUPER SON AND GREAT DOCTOR. WE ALL LOVE YOU SUPERMAN, SEE YOU SOON!
Today you would have been 36 years old and a "super" star in the medical field and a "superman" at life. I miss you and love you always.
It's been two years but the pain of losing you becomes even stronger. I was so fortunate to have been your mother. When you gave the speech at your medical school graduation you said life was a constant opportunity to learn, experience and excel. That is exactly how you viewed life from a very young age. No challenge was too big, no goal was unreachable and no obstacle no matter how big would prevent you from moving forward. Sometimes when I would be so worried or stressed out about something that you were dealing with you would tell me “Mom, I have to play the hand I'm dealt but don't worry I'll turn it into a winning hand.”
When diagnosed with diabetes at 6 years old you once asked as we passed a cemetery if you would end up there. Maybe that is the reason you cherished every part of life. One of your many friends once told me “you could drop Jason Bottoms into any room filled with people whether it was social or business and Jason would be the only person everyone would remember”. You were a star on life's stage. You are a beacon of light that still shines even though you are no longer with us. You will live in our hearts forever.
As your mother I can only aspire to live the rest of my life the way you lived yours. Every day it seems impossible to believe you are not here. It makes me want to give up but I know my son Dr. Jason Bottoms never gave up on anything. For him every day was an unopened gift to open and explore.
Remembering Jason today... "Our Superman"... two years has passed since we lost this extraordinary man. Your beacon of light continues to shine brightly within our hearts. Missing you always.
Bless you and your family.
Wecan not believe it has been a year since the loss of DR. Bottoms. He was one of the best doctors my husband and I have ever met. We will never forget him, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayer's to his family.
Remembering Jason today... "Our Superman"... one year has passed since we lost this extraordinary man. Your beacon of light continues to shine brightly within our hearts. Missing you always.
It's been one year and I miss you so much. You were the best son a mother could have. I love you always...
I never met Jason personally, I only knew of him through Connie's words, and love for him. She spoke of the kids often, and is proud of all of them, but Jason stood out because of his many accomplishments. I know he's missed immensely!
R.I.P. God bless!!
Dr. Bottoms was my surgeon and literally changed my life with his talents. I am so very shocked by this news and send many wishes of strength and courage to Jason's family.
I just had gotten home at around 3am when my mother had told me the awful news, its now half an hour later and I can't stop crying. I new him cause he performed surgery last year on my mother and he also had attended me on my foot and ankle issues. I recall an incident when I was crying in his office and he had walked in on me, he asked what was wrong, and I told him that I had suffered all my life with surgeries on my legs and I was afraid on what was to become of my walking when I would get older, he gave me hope by telling me that medicine has gone a long way and that I need to be strong and have hope for the future to come. He told me he would love to operate me later on when I would be ready. From the moment I met Jason I felt he was sincere and had a good heart. Funny how I just noticed his birthday is today, and how in 1 more month I will also turn 34! My condolences go out to his friends and family, I will miss you Jason, R.I.P.
I am a nurse case manager and met Dr. Bottoms with one of his patients. He took on a surgery that was extremely complicated after three prior failed surgeries by other physicians. I was terribly saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. He was very respectful of patients and you could tell extremely intelligent. He had mentioned his excitement and anticipation of attending an upcoming baseball game with his parents and fiance sitting right behind home plate. I hope he made that game. I wasn't aware of his diabetes which is a cause near and dear to me, nor his love of Superman. I too LOVE Superman. Wish I had the opportunity to have chatted about that. To his friends and family I am so very sorry for your loss. When you are sorrowful, look again into your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Jason and I worked together at Foot & Leg. My husband and I celebrated Jason's birthday with him when he was here in Georgia. Jason was a remarkable person and great friend. His passing is a devasting shock to us all. We will miss him. Please know the Bottom's family is in our thoughts and prayers.
I was very blessed to have Jason as my Doctor, Jason had a way of befriending his patients. He will be missed by all he touched.
I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jason & your families loss !! He will be missed dearly !! I was blessed to know him & have him as a friend ! He was such a great person !! With all my heart he will be missed ! Xoxo
To His Father Jim: I was devastated and shocked to learn of Jasons passing. My heart goes out to you. I can not express my saddness. I can not imagine losing a son. Especially one as warm and friendly as Jason. I will keep Jason in my prayers.
I was devistated to hear of Dr. Bottom's passing. He did 2 Joint Replacements on both of my feet over the last 6 months. He was so kind, smart, and funny. I was sent to Jason by his dear friend Nick, who I am very grateful to. Without Jason's tremendous knowledge and precision he stated that I would not be walking at 50. He has changed my life.
I heard so many funny stories about his life these past few months. I know how much he loved Jessica and how much fun they had in NYC for new years eve. He also made me laugh at Halloween, when he looked like a Wearwolf, but was only growing out his beard & hair to be Burt Reynolds. He was a fantastic man and I feel very blessed to have had the honor of knowing him. My heart and prayers go out to his beloved family and friends. He was truly taken from this world to soon, but he also changed so many lives in this short period of time. You will be missed Jason.
He was my surgeon and performed 3 very complicated surgeries on my right ankle. He was so skilled and worked tirelessly to make sure his patients had the best of care. He was kind and knew that treating his patients with care and compassion was one of the most important parts of his practice. He gave of himself each and every day. I am so sorry. His loss breaks my heart.
Retired Captain Cherie Adkins
Tampa Police Department
I have been blessed to have had Dr. Bottoms as my foot surgeon two times correcting extreme flat feet. He was a talented and humble surgeon, and always a champion to me. Never saw him without a smile and a good word of encouragement throughout my whole recovery. Dr. Bottoms was real, he shared his life stories with me and I am sure others as well. I am so sorry and saddened he had to leave us so soon. My prayers go out to the family of this wonderful man. May your faith and the knowledge that comes with it give you peace.
He was simply an amazing person and Dr. He performed a surgery on my foot that took 6 hours when no other Drs. knew what to do. It was such a rare case, but he performed it with precision. His friendliness and professionalism was the best I've ever seen.
I was a patient of Dr. Bottoms and thought the world of him. He once told me I reminded him of his mom and I took that as a great compliment. I hope his loved ones take comfort in the memories of a life well spent.
I didn't know Jason but based on what I've read he was someone who can't be replaced but God called him for a reason. May you all be comforted in reading all that is being said about Dr. Bottoms........RIP Jason.
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Dr. Bottoms. I so shocked and saddened to hear of his untimely passing. Rest in peace
I met Dr. Bottoms professionally about two years ago. I have never met a more unpretentious man. It didn't take long to realize this was a man who loved life, lived life, and never did it with anything less than a huge smile on his face.
My prayers and condolences go out to all of his family, friends, and loved ones and for those who will not have the opportunity to know him. I have not seen "Bottoms" in at least a good 15 years, but I have many memories of lifting weights, playing football, and playing basketball with him when we were both CAT and Lakewood students. Your Spartan family remembers and honors you Bottoms.
I not only worked with Dr. Bottoms at Tampa General, but was also a patient of his. Such a kind, considerate and smart young man. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of his passing and am thinking about his family and friends. My condolences to all those close to him. Sending prayers and loving thoughts to all of you
I had the privilege of coaching Dr. Bottoms at Lakewood. Later, we reunited when he did foot surgery on our daughter.I was so happy and proud to see he had accomplished his goals. And like the old times, we went out for some wings and laughs later. What a great kid who grew into a great man.
My wife and I were deeply saddened upon hearing of Dr. Bottoms passing. He was such a kind, attentive man. He'll truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends.
Dr. Bottoms was a great doctor and had so much compasion. He helped me when 3 other doctors would not. I will miss him.
March 29 2012
As i sit here with tears streaming down my face trying to comprehend such a huge loss
for Dr Bottoms family but also for the Medical community.
He was a great doctor.So caring and kind too his patients and with a great sense of humor.
He did Surgery on my foot 2 years ago . He knew it was going to be difficult and it was sucessful and because of him im able to walk !
I will always be grateful to him and i will always remember what a wonderful person he was.
Rest in Peace Dr Bottoms.
I remember JJ as a little boy who played with my son Charles at Saw Grass Park. What an amazing man he turned out to be. Mr Bottoms and Mrs Tindall, I remember you and your family often. I pray that JJ has found peace. Debbie LOVE
I had surgery with Dr. Bottoms about a year or so ago and had called his office today to make an appointment to see him for a new problem and was given the very sad news of his death. He was an amazing doctor and had a wonderful way of making you feel you were the only patient he had! My deepest condolances and sympathy go out to his family and friends. What a terrible loss to the medical community. I'm sure I will not be the only patient he had that will miss him dearly.
I am so saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Bottoms. He was the kindest, most supportive doctor I've ever had. He was so caring and funny!
I send my deepest sympathy to his loving immediate family, his wonderful office family, and everyone who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
If it wasn't for Dr. Bottom,getting in touch with Dr. Haydon, I would not have a left foot, went to see him on a Friday for foot pain, he called Dr. Hayden, and Dr. Hayden put me in the hospital the same day, and saved my left foot, with two Stents, if Dr. Bottom wouldn"t of send me that day I would we without a left foot. I'm so sorry the Good Lord took you so soon. But I was always told, when you have done what he put you here for , he will take you back to help him.
God Bless you, will miss you Dr. Bottom
Bunny(Alice) Schneider(Largo, Fl.)
Dr. Bottoms forever changed my life when he performed surgery on my toes. For 30 years I wore closed shoes so as not to show my toes. It's been 5 years since the surgery, and I have not worn closed shoes ever since. RIP. I will always remember you.
So sad to hear of Dr Bottoms passing he was an awesom person and individaul loved by so may, My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. may you find peace and solace,
Dr bottoms was the best foot Dr. I had surgery 8 wks ago and he was fantastic in every way. He had the best bed side manor,he made me feel comfortable and safe. I was devastaded when I heard the news. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy. Robin & tom feeley
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
So sad to hear this he was a great doctor
i remember seeing a girl in his office once with 4 inch heels scheduling surgery on her foot
when i got in to see him i asked how does a girl wear four inch heeels and need foot surgery
he just smiled and said they are very good shoes.