UPDATE: Teen completes 57-mile walk carrying brother on back

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teen who last year walked 40 miles carrying his brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy has completed a similar 57-mile trek.

Hunter Gandee finished his journey Sunday afternoon at University of Michigan’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor after starting in the Monroe County community of Lambertville. Braden was in a harness.

Hunter told The Associated Press he was “pretty sore” near the finish but “got a burst of energy at the end.” He says they received great support throughout the weekend.

Hunter was 14 last June when he carried then-7-year-old Braden. Cerebral palsy prevents him from unassisted walking.

This year’s “Cerebral Palsy Swagger” started Friday at CP Swagger Shipyard, a playground they raised money for at Braden’s Lambertville elementary school.

DETROIT (AP) — A 15-year-old Michigan boy who last year walked 40 miles carrying his brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy is nearing the end of the first day of a longer, second endeavor.

Hunter Gandee on Friday began an approximately 57-mile weekend trek with brother Braden in a harness on his back.

Hunter was 14 last June when he carried then-7-year-old Braden for two days. Cerebral palsy prevents Braden from walking without assistance. They traveled last year from their hometown of Temperance to Ann Arbor.

They started Friday in Lambertville and plan to spend the night at a Dundee campground.

The walk ends Sunday in Ann Arbor. The family says it is an awareness project, not a fundraiser.

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