KXII News 12 // June 22, 2014

Sherman teen battling rare disorder gets a message from his hero

By Daniella Rivera - KXII News

SHERMAN, TX - 14-year-old Trey McDonald was born intelectually disabled, and developed a mitochondrial disorder three years ago. It attacked his ability to walk and move, and doctors don't even know exactly what they're fighting--It's so rare, they haven't been able to diagnose it.

Sunday, News 12 sat down with the McDonald family, after Chive Charities recently helped them pay for medical equipment, family therapy, and more testing to hopefully reach a diagnosis.

"If he's not going to walk again, that's fine. We just need to know," said Trey's father, Billy McDonald.

The McDonald family says waiting is the hardest part of battling a disorder doctors havent been able to diagnose.

"We're just hoping that the waiting will pay off," said Crystal McDonald, Trey's mother.

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