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Teen completes 55-mile trek with brother on his back

Posted June 8, 2015

A 15-year-old Michigan boy walked 55 miles over the weekend with his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.

— A 15-year-old Michigan boy walked 55 miles over the weekend with his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.

It's the second summer that Hunter Gandee has taken a stand to highlight the problems faced by his brother Braden. Last year, the pair covered 40 miles.

Hunter carried 8-year-old Braden in a harness on his back because cerebral palsy prevents Braden from walking without assistance.

This year's "Cerebral Palsy Swagger" started Friday at CP Swagger Shipyard, an accessible playground at Braden's Lambertville, Michigan, elementary school funded by money raised through Hunter's efforts.

The brothers finished their journey Sunday afternoon at University of Michigan's Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor.

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  • Rob Creekmore Jun 8, 2015
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    Wow.

  • Gail Dragon Jun 8, 2015
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    Awesome kid.

  • Robert Smith Jun 8, 2015
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    Such a brave boy. Respect.