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Temperance, Mich., brothers who walked 40 miles for cerebral palsy toss out 1st pitch at Tigers game

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Braden Gandee, 7, held by his brother Hunter is seen after tossing out the ceremonial first pitch before an interleague baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Detroit.

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DETROIT — Two Michigan brothers who completed a 40-mile walk have teamed up again to throw out the first pitch at a Tigers game.

Fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee held his 7-year-old brother Braden in his arms on the mound at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon as Braden tossed the ceremonial first pitch in Detroit’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

Hunter Gandee carried Braden on his back over two days in June. The Gandee brothers battled the elements and fatigue to finish the walk from their hometown of Temperance to Ann Arbor.

Called the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, the trek’s goal was to raise awareness for the condition that prevents Braden from walking without assistance.

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