Michigan boys have 15 miles to go on their walk

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILAN, Mich. A teenager is 60 percent through his 40-mile walk along the roads of southeastern Michigan with his 7-year-old brother strapped to his back.

Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee started walking from Bedford Junior High School on Saturday morning. Braden Gandee, who has cerebral palsy, was on his back.

By that night, the brothers had made it to Milan, 25 miles from home.

Their journey is to end Sunday afternoon at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Called the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, the trek's goal is to raise awareness for the muscle disorder that afflicts Braden and to show young people the face of cerebral palsy and the need for new ideas in mobility aides and medical procedures.

Hunter is a 155-pound wrestler. His brother weighs just over 50 pounds.

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