GOOD NEWS Hear From 14-YO Who Carried His Brother on His Back for 40 Miles
Steve Doocy followed up this morning on an inspiring story out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where a 14-year-old finished a grueling 40-mile walk with his 50-pound brother on his back. Hunter Gandee's 7-year-old brother, Braden, suffers from cerebral palsy and Hunter made the trek in order to raise awareness about the disease.
The two joined Steve on Fox and Friends this morning to talk about their amazing walk, which started at Hunter's school and wrapped up at the University of Michigan on Sunday.
"I can't even describe to you how special he is to me. I can't put it into words. He's awesome. He's always there for me and I really just wanted to give back to him in some way," Hunter said after the walk, which he completed despite heat and rain.
Hunter said this morning that they almost had to put Braden in a stroller about 30 miles through the walk because of chafing on his legs. But after assessing the options, Braden's physical therapist came up with a way to fasten the harness differently.
Hunter said he also got a phone call from a friend, who "prayed for us" and all of that got them back on track.
Braden described the experience as "kind of a little odd," but he agreed with Steve that it made him feel good.
"It was actually very nice that he did that," Braden said.
Hunter explained to Steve that in the future, he hopes to attend the University of Michigan and become a biomedical engineer to help people who have cerebral palsy or other disorders that prevent them from walking.
Braden also would like to be a Wolverine someday, but for a career he's thinking more along the lines of "building a Star Wars spaceship."
Check out the great interview above, and also find out more on Hunter's Facebook page.