Michigan boy, 14, plans to carry brother 40 miles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) - A 14-year-old Michigan boy plans to carry his 7-year-old brother 40 miles over two days to heighten public awareness of cerebral palsy.

The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, reports Hunter Gandee plans to walk June 7 and 8 from Bedford Junior High in the southeastern Michigan community of Temperance to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor while carrying Braden Gandee, who has cerebral palsy.

Because of his brother, Hunter adopted awareness of cerebral palsy as a personal cause. He's also raised $350 for cerebral palsy research at University of Michigan.

Hunter, who weighs 150 pounds, is a wrestler and football player. He plans to carry his 50-pound brother piggyback. They live in Temperance, near the Ohio border.

The brothers are expected to be joined on the walk by supporters.

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