LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother have completed a 111-mile walk in Michigan with the teen carrying his sibling for all but the last half-mile.
Hunter Gandee’s goal was to encourage the public to embrace anyone with a disability. His brother, 9-year-old Braden, has cerebral palsy.
Surrounded by family, Braden walked the last half-mile to the Michigan Capitol with a walker Monday. Hunter says Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and others greeted them at the Capitol steps. He says the six-day walk from Monroe County was “amazing.”
It wasn’t their first. Hunter was 14 in 2014 when he carried Braden for 40 miles. Last year, they made a 57-mile journey.
Hunter is a sophomore at Bedford High School in Temperance.
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