The Hunt Foundation was born out of a desire to help bring better healthcare and education to countries that lack the experience and resources to provide it.
Spinal cord injuries are devastating. We all have been directly or indirectly affected by this issue. Our goal is to provide resources to those who may not have access to necessary treatments, equipment, and therapies with our Ultimate goal of finding the answer to reversing paralysis.
PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO PHYSICIANS AROUND THE WORLD
Accomplished spine and brain surgeons Gabriel and Leonel Hunt, along with their team of medical experts, traveled to Gabon, Africa in 2010 – a country of one and a half million people, and only one neurosurgeon in the entire country. The Hunt Team provided the education, training, and resources necessary to equip a team of Gabonese physicians to provide excellent and much-needed care to individuals suffering from brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, and other complex medical ailments. with our Ultimate goal of finding the answer to reversing paralysis.
In January 2013, The Hunts traveled to Ethiopia on a scouting mission, and came back ready to work! They partnered with Dr. Yigeremu Asfaw, the founder of Bethel Hospital, Bethel Medical College, and Bethel Children's Village to not only provide medical equipment and update the facilities but also to use our medical expertise to help train physicians and provide ongoing educational support to improve the quality of patient care. Ethiopia lost a hero with the passing of Yigeremu in November 2018. With the help of Dr. Tesfaye Mulat, we forge on to continue his legacy of service to the people of Ethiopia.
Many countries have expressed their desire for The Hunt Foundation to visit, teaching them to perform various medical procedures and help their citizens suffering from complex medical issues. The Hunt Foundation's goal is to work side by side with medical professionals to provide education and support until they are self‐sufficient and able to provide excellent critical care to their patients.
PROVIDING AID TO THOSE AFFECTED BY SPINAL CORD INJURIES
The second facet of The Hunt Foundation is to provide resources to people with spinal cord injuries and their families. Drs. Gabriel and Leonel Hunt recognize that many individuals with spinal cord injuries require long‐term care and therapy to make full recoveries. Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not provide coverage for the extent of care these people need, and most people cannot afford to pay the out‐of‐pocket expenses.
Several of the Hunts' patients have lamented that they do not directly benefit from many of the programs designed to provide aid to people in their situation, so the Hunts are currently developing a program that will address these issues.
Along with providing quality care to people who do not have the money or insurance coverage to receive the long‐term care they need, the Hunts' ultimate goal is to find a path through research, education, and therapy to reverse paralysis.
Educating our youth is paramount to not only improving the quality of life but is absolutely necessary for the survival of society.
The Hunt Foundation is dedicated to helping children in need of support. Dr. Asfaw’s humanitarian effort, Bethel Children’s Village provides not only a place to live but also a safe place to learn.
The Hunt Foundation’s goal is to provide resources to help educate tomorrow’s Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, etc. This will be done by not only supporting a safe place to live and learn but also making sure they have the necessary tools to succeed in life.