The Hunt Foundation Journey Begins…

Mission to Gabon, Africa

The brothers established the Hunt Foundation to bring equality to the field of medicine and education, reaching across international borders. The journey began with a mission to Gabon, Africa, to introduce advanced medical care, processes, and techniques to a country with a population of 1.5 million people – with only one neurosurgeon to serve the entire nation. The Hunt Foundation medical team performed eight surgeries in seven days on patients with brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and other conditions requiring advanced medical care. The medical team also provided training and instruction to the doctors and nurses to help them provide professional care to their patients. The tremendous success of the mission inspired the Los Angeles-based brothers to continue and expand the Foundation’s work assisting the medical communities and people in underserved countries.

Mission to Ethiopia

The second mission launched in 2013 with two trips to Ethiopia in partnership with inspirational leader Dr. Yigeremu Asfaw at the Bethel Teaching Hospital, Bethel Medical College, and Bethel Orphanage Center. The Foundation is working to expand the facilities with medical equipment and educational materials to train young neurosurgeons. Currently, the country has only three to serve a population of over 126 million people. The Hunt Foundation continues to work in Ethiopia, building a library, modules for simulation labs, and an online curriculum to provide medical students access to the technologies used in the USA. 

The Hunt Foundation: Missions to the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

Food, water, protection for the vulnerable, and education

Extensive military clashes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia have led to over 200,000 people displaced and over 60,000 crossing the border to seek safety in Eastern Sudan. The humanitarian situation in both the Tigray region and Sudan is dire, with severe food insecurity affecting millions. The conflict has led to over two million students being unable to attend school for over two years. To address the needs of these vulnerable children and their families, the Hunt Foundation is committed to supporting a large-scale response to assist families in these displaced communities. The children and their families are in extreme need of humanitarian assistance in food and housing and are unable to attend school. The initial needs of these families include the most basic support by providing food and water, protection for vulnerable children, and essential educational tools, such as pens, pencils, exercise books, and other needs. The local school buildings must be rehabilitated, along with strategies for mobile education for the young people in the region without homes.  

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Training and Medical Support for the Injured in Tigray

The physical impact on the people of the Tigray region is unimaginable to most of us in America. Thousands of people, both civilians and military, have died or have been seriously injured, losing body parts. Many injured members of the TDF (Tigray Defense Force) have been injured and are in dire need of a supply of stoma bags, along with professional training in their use. The Hunt Foundation supports this effort, along with the Tigray government, NGOs in the region, private companies, and international organizations committed to humanitarian aid.

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Maternity Waiting Home for Tigray Women

Pregnant mothers in the Tigray region are particularly vulnerable. Thousands of expectant mothers have been displaced, lacking food, water, sanitation, shelter, and healthcare. They are living in overcrowded IDP (internally displaced persons) sites lacking sanitation and the primary medical care they need. The overcrowding on these sites makes controlling communicable diseases almost impossible, with pregnant mothers and those who have recently given birth in a dangerous health situation. 

The hospitals and clinics in the Tigray region have been looted or destroyed. They are no longer able to provide basic medical care for pregnant women and young mothers and their babies. Young women, often teens, are at higher risk of sexual assaults leading to pregnancy and other health issues. The Hunt Foundation provides support to repair healthcare facilities, build maternity waiting homes, and provide the care these women and children need, including medications, supplies, and materials, along with educational support to the displaced Tigray women.

The Hunt Foundation And You

Join the Hunt Foundation’s commitment to serving the world community, bringing education and advances in medicine to underserved nations. We invite you to support these missions to support mothers and children in the Tigray region and help make the world a better place. 

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About Our Founders

Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Leonel Hunt are among the most accomplished medical specialists serving in the Los Angeles area. They have built their careers on a commitment to helping, giving, sacrificing, and healing. Behind every action they take is a profound belief that they have the responsibility to help make the world a better place.

Dr. Gabriel Hunt

Dr. Gabriel Hunt is a board-certified neurosurgeon focused on the brain and spine. He is widely recognized as being among the most talented neurosurgeons in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Hunt serves as an attending neurosurgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery and the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.

Dr. Leonel Hunt

Dr. Leonel Hunt is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has focused his medical career on treating scoliosis and other complex spine disorders with the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Dr. Hunt serves as an attending surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center and the Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center. 

The Hunt Foundation was born out of a profound commitment to a dream to transform the world community by lending a helping hand to underserved communities around the globe. 

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