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Teenager Walks 57 Miles, Carrying Brother For Charity

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A teenager has just completed an epic 57-mile journey while carrying his younger brother on his back.

Hunter Gandee, 15, completed the entire walk with eight-year-old Braden strapped to his back with a harness to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.

Braden suffers from the condition and cannot walk on his own.

The pair started their journey from Lambertville, near their home in Michigan.

Setting out on Friday, together they reached the finish line 57 miles away this Sunday, with Hunter saying he had a ‘sore back’.

Not only was Hunter raising awarensss for the condition, but also for The Cerebral Palsy Swagger, an organisation set up by the brothers and their family.

So far they have raised enough money to create a playground in Braden’s school through their fundraising efforts.

Hunter said by undertaking his walk he and his brother were able to ‘reach more people’.

‘That’s what our goal was,’ he added.

At the end of the trek Hunter’s football team were waiting to dunk a bucket of cold water over his head.

This isn’t a one off for Hunter and Braden. Last year Hunter completed a 40-mile walk again with Braden fastened to his back.