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Engineers Create Custom-built Walker for Boy with Cerebral Palsy

By Nathan Vicar

A group of local engineers presented a specially built walker for a Michigan boy who has cerebral palsy.
Braden Gandee, 8, has teamed up with his brother to help raise awareness for cerebral palsy with a special project.

The Cerebral Palsy Swagger project began with Braden being carried on the back of his 14-year-old, Hunter Gandee, for 40 miles.

“They really didn’t realize what Braden and others with CP have to go through every day of their life. We wanted to be able to show them all the struggles he has to go through,” said Hunter.

The walk captured the attention of engineers and a volunteer group called ‘May We Help.”

One of Braden’s struggles is being able to play on a regular playground, the group built a specially designed walker for Braden who was all smiles when the presented it to him.

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