Hunter Gandee

March 20, 2016

Hunter is a freshman wrestler from Bedford High School in Temperance, MI and is inspiring youth to take action.

In 2014, Hunter Gandee walked 40 miles with his younger brother Braden on his back in a journey from their home in Temperance, MI, to the wrestling center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a trek they dubbed the Cerebral Palsy Swagger.

​Eight-year-old Braden was born at 32 weeks with cerebral palsy, a brain injury suffered before, during or immediately after birth, that affects muscle coordination and motor function. The brothers’ extreme test of physical endurance was dreamed up to bring attention to the limited mobility issues that Braden and children like him face in a world designed for able-bodied people.