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Just read an amazing story about Hunter Gandee, a 16 year-old boy who is walking 111 miles from his home in Temperence, Michigan, to the Capitol building in Lansing, while carrying his 70-pound brother on his back! Why is he doing that? To raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Hunter's brother, Braden, has cerebral palsy and can't walk without assistance. The brothers call their walk the "Cerebral Palsy Swagger," and they're challenging others to take steps toward inclusion.
Hunter and Braden's journey is incredible, but not something that everyone can do. What can YOU do to take steps toward inclusion, or raise awareness? Can you invite someone who's alone to have lunch with you and your friends? Can you hold the door open for someone using a walker? Can you stand up for a classmate who's being bullied because they're different?
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