kid’s books: in the spotlight

You want  your kid’s books to be amazing. You may even want them in the spotlight because you want to promote a cause. Often, you need a creative idea. Let’s explore the Michigan teen, Hunter Gandee, who had a unique plan. Hunter’s brother, Braden, was born with Cerebral Palsy. This condition means Braden  has muscular weakness. He needs to navigate by using braces, a walker, or a power chair.  Hunter wanted to spotlight his brother’s handicap to raise money for research to find a cure. What was Hunter’s idea?  He decided to take a long walk,  from close to the Ohio border to the University of  Michigan, carrying 50 pound  Braden on his back during the forty-mile trip. His journey became known as the Cerebral Palsy Swagger. Hunter gathered support of not only his friends and neighbors, but also, people in the media and corporate staff, and future leaders of our country. Here’s what Hunter said,’“We’ve gotten contacted by the lead singer of Megadeth, and he’s supporting us and donating. We’ve gotten contacted by the Detroit Tigers, and they’re on board and supporting us. Whole bunches of different people.” 

How did Hunter prepare for the long walk? He did hours of weight lifting and stayed as active as possible. He had faith that the love and support they had from their many fans would “push us through.” Hunter and Braden enjoyed fund-raising efforts from several sources. Hunter raised $ 350. from sales of wristbands at school. One of the local middle  schools raised $700. for the cause. Braden appreciates everyone’s efforts. In his words,’ My brother is awesome.”

My story, Tails of Sweetbrier, is an award-winning true story that highlights perseverance. It’s  about overcoming cerebral palsy and realizing my dreams. You’ll see that anything is possible. Other kid’s books that highlight wonderful things like teamwork and sharing are: Charlene the Star and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes. Your child will be amused and entertained by these kid’s books with life lessons.


copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    Another amazing kid! I always enjoy reading these stories.

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