June 16th, 2014
11:27 AM ET

Michigan Teen Carries Brother With Cerebral Palsy Over 40 Miles

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an act of brotherly love that extends over the course of 40 miles. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Brothers Hunter and Braden Gandee walked from their hometown of Bedford, Michigan, to Ann Arbor - with one catch. Fourteen-year-old Hunter carried Braden, 7, who has cerebral palsy, on his back for the entire route. It was no simple feat - Braden weighs about 50 pounds.

The boys called it "The Cerebral Palsy Swagger Walk," and organized it to raise money and awareness for the disease.

In the toughest stretches of the walk, Hunter said he felt motivated by those around him to push forward.

"All of the people that came to support us, and all the help that they've given us, and also all of the kids out there with C.P., who are having struggles every day in their lives," he said.

The boys marched 25 miles on the first day and completed the final 15 miles on day two. Along the way, the Gandee brothers raised thousands of dollars for cerebral palsy research.

Braden's takeaway from his brother's walk was a simple one: "I'm really proud of him."

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