BIG BAY, Mich. – A 14-year-old Michigan boy has completed a four-day, 100-mile trip in his wheelchair as part of a fundraiser.
Gene Fletcher said he raised more than $20,000 for the Bay Cliff Health Camp, a nonprofit therapy and wellness center on Michigan's Upper Peninsula for children and adults with physical disabilities.
Gene has cerebral palsy and scoliosis and says he has been going to the camp for six years.
He started out at Rapid River, at the northern tip of Lake Michigan and near his home of Isabella, and on Saturday he reached the camp at Bay Cliff, on Lake Superior.
He told the Daily Press of Escanaba that it felt great to complete the trip in his powered wheelchair.
On the Net:
Gene Fletcher: http://www.trektobaycliff.com/