On November 25, 2008 Garrett Thomas lost his battle with the horrible disease cystic fibrosis. He was 26 years old.

As a family, we are so thankful for the twenty-six beautiful years we shared with our Garrett. There are many memories of him as a happy, vibrant, loving life guy. He never allowed this disease to steal his zeal for life. That’s how he wanted to be remembered and that is how we choose to remember him. But as his family we also know the reality of the daily challenges he had living with cystic fibrosis. Garrett relied on many medicines and therapies to help him live. He never had a vacation from this disease. It was always present. However with all of the struggles with this disease he remarked one time that he had still had a good life. Only our Garrett could see a life like this as blessed.

In honor of Garrett we have established The Garrett Thomas Foundation. We desire that the foundation be a source of hope, strength and encouragement for other families who are living with cystic fibrosis. We choose to accomplish this by providing the resources for families to get to doctor appointments, help pay doctor bills, help with school expenses and supplies, help to create special family life experiences and help with household expenses. We just want to help make life good for them too!


To learn more about us and Garrett please watch our foundation video below.

Our Mission

The mission of The Garrett Thomas Foundation is to Support Life and Breathe Hope into the lives of individuals and families who are living with cystic fibrosis.

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF.