Teen gives brother 111 mile piggy-back ride to raise awareness for cerebral palsy

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Could you make a 111 mile walk? How about with another person on your back?

That is what 16 year old Hunter Gandee did with his brother Braden.

Nine-year-old Braden suffers from Cerebral Palsy. To raise awareness of the disease, Hunter carried his brother on his back on a walk from Detroit to Lansing, Michigan.

The brothers called their adventure the “Cerebral Palsy Swagger,” and started last Wednesday in Southeast Michigan and stopping in cities along the way.

Hunter and Braden Gandee made their way to the Cooley Law School Stadium to take a break before they finished their journey to the Capitol building to cross the finish line.

The energy and excitement surrounded the stadium with the St. Johns dance team cheering on the Gandee brothers, the Haslett drum line and even Project Unify there to support Hunter and Braden.

Moments later, the brothers and a whole sea of people continued their stride to the front steps of the Capitol building to finish their 111 mile hike.

People gathered from schools and communities all around the area to help them soak in this inspirational moment.

This is Hunter and Braden’s third and final walk as Hunter is beginning his senior year in high school.

But for now, these are just two brothers trying to make a difference.

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