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A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother.
They hoped to let people know more about cerebral palsy. That's what keeps the younger boy from walking without help.
Hunter and Braden Gandee left from Bedford Junior High. They arrived Sunday at the University of Michigan. That is in Ann Arbor.
The walk was for the Cerebral Palsy Swagger. The goal is to raise awareness for the muscle disorder that afflicts Braden. The disorder is called cerebral palsy.
The walk has already gained quite a bit of attention.
Even students from a rival middle school, Jefferson, raised $700.
Braden, who weighs 50 pounds, typically uses a walker, braces or a power chair to get around. On Saturday morning, he was all smiles perched on his big brother's back.
Hunter, a 155-pound wrestler, said he trained by lifting weights. Braden said he has faith that Hunter would get them to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"My brother," he said, "is awesome."
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