Yesterday, a Michigan teen participated in a 40-mile walk, all while carrying his 7-year-old brother on his back.
Hunter Gradee, 14, carried his 50-pound brother, Braden, who has cerebral palsy in the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, which aims to increase awareness about the condition. The walk began yesterday at Temp, Mich.'s Bedford Junior High School, with the final destination being the University of Michgan in Ann Arbor.
As opposed to donations, the family requested that anyone interested in helping the cause do so by contributing to the University of Michigan Cerebral Palsy Research Program. Furthermore, Hunter Gradee told the Associated Press that he prepared for the task through weigh-lifting and constant activity. The wrestler added that the recent support he's received will "push [he and his brother] through."
As for their progress, you can follow it here:
At the Milan Grill after 25 miles. We are so proud if the boys and thankful for all of the support we have received:) pic.twitter.com/3qHGRe5hWc— CerebralPalsySwagger (@The_CP_Swagger) June 8, 2014
[via Gawker and Associated Press]
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