A teen trekked 40 miles over the weekend, braving the heat and rain, all while carrying his brother who has cerebral palsy in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.
Hunter Gandee, 14, arrived Sunday at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with his 50-pound brother, Braden, 7, riding piggyback.
The two began their journey the day before in Temperance, Mich., setting out with a group of family and friends on the walk, which included an overnight stop.
A 155-pound wrestler, Hunter admitted there were some rough patches along the way, including a point when the brothers considered stopping because of chaffing on Braden’s leg.
“All the support was just amazing,” Hunter told Detroit’s Fox 2. “It really helped push us through. When times were difficult, we had people there picking us up and encouraging us to walk on. It was really cool.”