The Hunt Foundation has provided education, training and resources necessary to help equip medical teams throughout Africa with a means to provide critical care and therapy to individuals suffering from complex medical ailments such as brain tumors and spinal cord injuries.
Acquiring high-quality X-rays completely free of charge and being fortunate enough to have Lerman & Sons create a fully custom molded TLSO scoliosis brace for her. Their plan was to send her back to Addis and use the brace as long as they could until she was a little more skeletally mature and ready for surgery.
A trip was planned for May 2015 and on its agenda, the brothers decided to move up the timing of her surgery and take care of her while they were there. They had all the necessary arrangements made, including donations of implants and surgical instruments that would be used for her surgery.
Yael’s surgery was scheduled and performed by the Hunt brother 4 months later. This surgery was a success. Not only did it greatly lessen the lateral curvature of her spine, but it also increased her performance in day to day activities. This is an email from her father: