TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan teenager is helping his younger brother learn to wrestle months after the teen walked 40 miles with the younger boy strapped to his back.
8-year-old Braden Gandee has cerebral palsy and is learning the sport with his brother Hunter’s help at Bedford Junior High School. Fifteen-year-old Hunter is modifying the drills to accommodate Braden’s muscular disorder.
The brothers set off from the school on their previous athletic challenge in June. They took on the trek, called the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, to show young people the face of cerebral palsy and the need for new ideas in mobility aides and medical procedures.
Braden says he’s enjoying his new sport and is glad to be following in Hunter’s footsteps. He says the hard work is “awesome.”