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Gandees to Be Profiled on National TV Sunday

By Caitlin VanOverberghe

Bedford Township brothers Hunter and Braden Gandee are getting another moment in the spotlight.

The two will be featured on CBS Sports’ “Courage in Sports” as two of the 2014 honorees.

Hunter and Braden gained worldwide attention for the Cerebral Palsy Swagger in June, when Hunter, 14, carried Braden, 8, on his back 40 miles from Temperance to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to raise awareness about CP, which Braden has.

Their walk inspired more than $10,000 in donations from across the country to the Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan.

Producers of “Courage in Sports” call the program “the most inspirational hour in sports.” It will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on CBS (Channels 11 and 62 locally).

Danielle Gandee, the boys’ mother, said CBS Sports contacted the family a few months after the Cerebral Palsy Swagger was completed. Camera crews spent hours with the family at their home in Temperance, interviewing Hunter and Braden about their bond, their journey to Ann Arbor and their plans for the future.

The Gandees are spearheading a fundraising campaign to build a handicapped-accessible playground at Douglas Road Elementary in Lambertville, where Braden attends school.

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