Michigan teen plans 111-mile walk with brother on back

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan teen who has completed long walks carrying his brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy says he’s planning the final such trek.

Hunter Gandee’s 111-mile walk starts today at Bedford High School in Temperance and is scheduled to wrap up on Monday at the state Capitol. He and his brother Braden, who has cerebral palsy and can’t walk without assistance, plan to stop at schools along the way.

In an email, Hunter says the “Cerebral Palsy Swagger” seeks to challenge people worldwide to take steps toward inclusion.

Hunter says his brother plans to complete the final half-mile in Lansing using a walker.

Hunter was 14 in 2014 when he carried then-7-year-old Braden for 40 miles. Last year, Hunter made a 57-mile journey.

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