Teen Carries Brother For 57 Miles To Raise Cerebral Palsy Awareness
How far would you walk to raise awareness for a worthy cause? Not only did Hunter Gandee, 15, walk 57 miles - he did so carrying his brother. His younger brother, 8, suffers from cerebral palsy. Hunter carried his brother for 3 days and 57 miles to help raise awareness for his brother's condition.
The walk started at Braden's elementary school in Lambertville, Michigan and ended at the University of Michigan's Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor. The duo stopped every 3 miles to physical therapists could check on them.
Along with his brother, Hunter had a minimum of 15 people walking along side him at all times. “If it weren’t for everyone cheering and walking with us, I wouldn’t have been able to do it,” he said. “I collapsed at the end of the second day because I was so tired. My legs were so sore but my friends picked me up and I made it through the third day.”
His mother started the Cerebral Palsy Swagger – the name of the walk – in March 2014. Last years walk was 40 miles and since then Hunter helped raise around $130,000 for a new playground at Braden's school.
“I wanted to show people the struggles that Braden has to go through daily. I wanted to go out and show people we can make the world a better place for people with cerebral palsy,” he said.
What an outstanding brother and young man!
H/T ABC News