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Temperance teen carries brother with cerebral palsy 40-miles to U of M

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Hunter and Braden Gandee Hunter and Braden Gandee
TEMPERANCE, MI (Toledo News Now) -

It is hard to find two brothers closer than Hunter and Braden Gandee, and what heights Hunter will go to in order to help his little brother. On June 7 he will start walking the 40-miles from Bedford Junior High to the University of Michigan's wrestling center with Braden on his shoulders.

"You know, I think I am (prepared) as of right now but I mean, I think there will be so much emotion the day of the walk with all the hype, all the people there," said Hunter Gandee.

Hunter and Braden have been training for the mission. They will walk 25-miles the first day and 15 the next.

"Well you know we're going to take lots of breaks. Obviously depending on weather, we may have to take more if it's hot and sunny," said Hunter.

Braden has a great sense of humor and is taking the weather in stride.

"Because it might be sunny and I'll be sweating on my brother's back, which he wouldn't probably want that! He is going to have to deal with it, right? Yeah. He could just take a shower afterwards," said Braden.

Hunter and Braden's walk has gotten the attention of major network news broadcasts and they're hoping the more people that see them, the more they will understand the struggles of cerebral palsy.

"He has support from his brothers and sister. It has changed our whole family. It has really shaped their mentalities and how they've grown up and the people that they are," said Sam Gandee, father.

"I just feel like I have opportunities I have been given and blessed with many opportunities that have been put around me," said Hunter.

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