The Garrett Thomas Foundation has been established to help individuals and their families who are living with cystic fibrosis in the state of North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. There are several ways we have chosen to be of assistance to families.


We understand the importance of timely medical appointments for anyone living with cystic fibrosis. Therefore, we provide gas cards for families so they will be able to keep these very important appointments to and from the doctor and or the hospital. These are made available in the medical clinics.

We work closely with the social workers in accredited clinics to determine the medical needs of their clients. This is determined on a case by case basis.

Family Time
We believe it is important for all families to have quality together time. Through application and clinic referrals we plan trips, parties, and other fun time activities for families.

Housing Needs
We provide assistance for families who need help paying their utilities, groceries, rent, mortgage, or any other housing expense. We consider each on a case by case basis.

We offer financial assistance to a student of $250.00 a semester.


For assistance or questions please email us at: 

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.