Michigan Teen Carries Brother With Cerebral Palsy 111 Miles to Raise Awareness

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A 16-year-old boy from Michigan was being called an inspiration Monday after walking from his high school to the state capital with his brother who suffers from cerebral palsy on his back.

Hunter Gandee walked over 111 miles in five days to raise awareness about the debilitating disease, according to his Instagram page.

Gandee and his 9-year-old brother, Braden, began their journey on April 20 from Bedford High School in Temperance, Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Joined by other family members, the brothers reached the steps of the State Capital Building in Lansing on Monday, the newspaper reported.

Braden managed to cross the finish line under his own power with the help of a walker, the paper stated.

This wasn’t the first time the brothers participated in what they call “The Cerebral Palsy Swagger.”

In 2014, Hunter carried Braden for 40 miles. Last year, they walked 57 miles, according to the event’s Facebook page.

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