"Outshining Medical Disabilities"

Thank you for taking time to visit our website. After my son Joseph passed away in August 2007, my family and I made it our mission to carry on his name and memory by starting the Joseph Thomas Foundation to help other medically fragile children. I hope that you will help us by sharing this website and Joseph’s story with others who either need help or wish to help.

– John Thomas, President/CEO

Joseph was so very special

As a special-needs child, he required constant medical care. We know firsthand the pressures this puts on the family…spiritually, emotionally and financially. The foundation was started to help relieve some of these pressures for families by funding medical equipment, medical supplies, therapies and other medical needs. We want to use our knowledge and experiences as an outreach to help other families in need. Our main fundraiser since establishing the foundation has been the annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Triathlon held at PrimeTime in Abilene each February near Joseph’s birthday.  And new to 2017, the Joseph Thomas Biathlon each November at Film Alley in Weatherford, Texas. We’ve had a lot of success, great participation and community support in the past with our Triathlon, an event with t-shirts, events, door prizes and, most of all, the opportunity for kids to just be kids. If you would like to help sponsor this event with a donation or in any other way, please visit the sponsor section. Thanks to all the past and future sponsors and volunteers that make this foundation possible. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and can accept tax deductible donations. To donate, please contact us.

Service Area

The Joseph Thomas Foundation proudly provides assistance for medically fragile children in the following communities that are located within the established service area of a 100 mile radius of Abilene, Texas overlapping a 100 mile radius of San Angelo, Texas encompassing more than 70 communities in West-Central Texas. In 2019 we expanded our service area to serve 57 counties.

We cover 57 Counties

Dickens, King, Knox, Baylor, Archer, Garza, Kent, Stonewall, Haskell, Throckmorton, Young, Jack, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, Palo Pinto, Parker, Hood, Erath, Somervell, Eastland, Callahan, Taylor, Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Coleman, Brown, Comanche, Mills, San Saba, McCulloch, Concho, Tom Green, Irion, Reagan, Crockett, Schleicher, Sutton, Menard, Kimble, Mason, Llano, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera, Real, Edwards

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