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This teen is walking 57 miles with his brother strapped to his back

It’s for a very good cause.

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A YOUNG TEEN boy is walking for 57 miles in Michigan with his brother on his back to raise awareness of cerebral palsy.

Braden Gandee is travelling on board his older brother Hunter’s back for the latest in their events to raise awareness of CP, which Braden has.

They began the 57-mile round journey yesterday, with Braden on a harness on Hunter’s back.

This is the second time they’ve done this, with their previous – and shorter – trip happening a year ago.

The brothers are calling their trek The Cerebral Palsy Swagger, and are keeping people updated on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s how they announced their trip:

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Speaking to Fox News, the brothers said that they want the walk to just get people talking about CP and mobility issues.

Hunter told the station that “every struggle Braden goes through inspires him”.

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Throughout the walk, they get to pause for rest stops, and along the way they’ve been greeted by supporters.

They were keen to say though that the walk isn’t a fundraiser – it’s all about raising awareness.

But they’ve asked that if people want to donate money, they can help add to the funds needed for the building of an inclusive playground in their local community.

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