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Michigan teen begins 111-mile walk with brother on back

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A Michigan teen has started a 111-mile walk carrying his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.

Hunter and Braden Gandee set out Wednesday from Temperance in southeastern Michigan. Braden has cerebral palsy and can't walk without assistance.

By 6:30 p.m., 16-year-old Hunter and 9-year-old Braden had traveled about nine miles.

They expect to get to the state Capitol in Lansing on Monday. The pair plans to stop at schools along the way.

Hunter was 14 in 2014 when he carried then-7-year-old Braden for 40 miles. Last year, they made a 57-mile journey. This is expected to be the final such trek.

In an email, Hunter says the "Cerebral Palsy Swagger" seeks to challenge people worldwide to take steps toward inclusion.

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