Marth Hunt was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 14. At the time, she felt like her body was betraying her, and lonely because she didn’t know anyone else going through it.
Scoliosis made it harder for Martha to have full body confidence in a career path where displaying her body is, for the most part, non-negotiable. She continues to strengthen her core and back by remaining active. Though her spinal fusion did not completely correct her curvature, she has remained disciplined and determined to stay strong.
Martha hopes that science continues to further safer and effective treatments. Spinal fusions can be high risk, tethering is a hot topic, and braces can be frustrating for patients. Martha feels scoliosis is often overlooked and many people do not realize how much it affects patients and their support systems.
“We need to campaign for parents, doctors, and schools to check their kids starting from a young age to their adolescent years.”
This ambitious, goofy, hard-working, loyal, and sincere model enjoys writing in her free time, hanging out with her dog outdoors, surfing, dancing, and being active. Along with becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Martha’s biggest achievement is working with young girls who have scoliosis by empowering them and helping to spread awareness.
She works hard to spread awareness in her daily life, including advocating for NIH-funding on Capital Hill for spine deformity research. She has also organized events for scoliosis support groups and co-designed necklaces to support scoliosis organizations she works with.
Martha encourages younger individuals to stay informed of all treatment options. Her message is to stay on top of their condition because the spine moves quicker than one would think. And finally, she says, “Life goes on.”