Gandee brothers raise awareness; plan another walk

They're calling it The Cerebral Palsy Swagger, and the brothers are back at it. 

Last year, Hunter Gandee set out on a 40 mile trek from Temperance to Ann Arbor, with his brother Braden Gandee on his back and a goal on his mind: To raise awareness for mobility issues. 

Two days and 40 miles later, Hunter reached the finish line. 

And this June, he'll be making the walk again. Only this time, it'll be 17 miles longer, with a 10 pound heavier Braden.

Braden has Cerebral Palsy, a physical disability preventing him from walking without assistance.

Hunter strives with the hope of just getting people talking about these disabilities. 

At 11 a.m. on June 5, Hunter will depart, brother in arms, from Douglas Road Elementary School. The finish line will be located at U of M's Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, where Hunter is expected to end at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

If anyone is interested in joining the brothers on the walk, they welcome all. 

While the nerves have set in, it hasn't discouraged Hunter, who says every struggle Braden goes through inspires him. 

They are active posters to their Facebook page, which you can find by clicking here, keeping everyone up to date on where they'll be in the coming weeks before the walk commences. 

Anyone interested in keeping up with the brothers can also read their blog here

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