Michigan teenager plans to carry brother 40 miles


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

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.

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