Citizens from Hawthorne and Alachua County have banded together in a fundraising campaign to support the Hunt Family.
Shortly after giving birth to her second child in August, Tiffany Hunt, 28, experienced a brain aneurysm. She has been in a medically induced coma since.
The Fundly campaign, “On the Hunt for a Miracle…,” aims to raise $5,000 for the family during Hunt’s health crisis. With almost three months to go, more than $2,100 has already been raised.
Tiffany Hunt is a guidance counselor at Chester Shell Elementary School in Hawthorne, and her husband, Carlos Hunt, works for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The family lives in northeast Gainesville.
Soon after giving birth, Tiffany Hunt began complaining of headaches.
When the problem refused to go away, her husband took her to the hospital. A CT Scan revealed Hunt was suffering from a brain aneurysm. She was rushed into emergency surgery and has since remained in a coma. Although Hunt has not awoken from the coma, her status has improved to stable.
Deputy Charles Hunt from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Carlos’ twin brother, said donations are not the only way local residents can get involved.
“Prayer… We’re very strong believers in prayer. We want everyone to pray, that’s the main goal,” he said.
Tiffany Hunt’s brother-in-law is unsure if there will be any other fundraisers, but he is thankful for the support already raised.
“I want to personally thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, and cards. If you wish to send anything else, please send them through Captain Latrell Simmons of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office,” he said.