Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cerebral Palsy Swagger

Photo Credit: MLive Media Group

Some people walk, run, ride, swim, or trot for a charitable cause, but one Michigan teen carried his 7-year-old brother 40 miles to raise awareness for cerebral palsy in a walk he called the "Cerebral Palsy Swagger."  The teen wrestler trained hard for the event by lifting weights, but the best part of the journey seemed to be spending time with his little brother.  On June 8, 2014, they made the trek from the 8th grader's Bedford Junior High School to the college he wants to attend, University of Michigan, a total of 40 miles.  Along the way, various community members joined them - University of Michigan wrestlers, friends and family, and other local community members.  In March, the teen sold green wristbands to students at school to raise $350 for the cause.  He hopes this walk will inspire more awareness and donations.

Interested in learning more about how you can help support those with Cerebral Palsy?  Check out these nonprofit resources:

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