Michigan teenager plans to carry brother 40 miles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee plans to begin walking from Bedford Junior High School on Saturday. Hunter's 50-pound brother, Braden Gandee, who has cerebral palsy, will be on his back.

The trek will end Sunday afternoon at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Because of his brother, Hunter adopted awareness of cerebral palsy as a personal cause. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects movement, posture and muscle coordination.

Hunter weighs 150 pounds and is a wrestler and football player. The Gandees live in Temperance, near the Ohio boundary.

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

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262231071 - wndu.com/a?a=262231071