Boys Finish 40-mile Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan teenager and his 7-year-old brother have battled heat, rain, fatigue and more. But they made it.

Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee walked from his high school not far from the Ohio boundary to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. On his back was his brother Braden, who has cerebral palsy.

The journey spanned 40 miles and two days.

On Sunday, they strolled up a winding road toward the university's wrestling center. Asked how he felt, Braden said simply: "Tired."

Hunter acknowledges there was talk of stopping the walk around the 30-mile mark due to chafing on his brother's legs.

Called the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, the trek's goal was to raise awareness for the muscle disorder that affects Braden and to show people the face of cerebral palsy.


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