WEST PALM BEACH — The family of a ranked junior tennis player, diagnosed with a rare form of an illness, has launched a crowdfunding effort to help with his treatment. Mekhi Gbedey, 20, was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, with complications and has been unable to compete in the United States Tennis Association competitions that once seemed so promising for the family.
“Mekhi is functioning at the level of an 80-year-old man, because his body cannot tolerate anything physical,” said Camille Etienne Gbedey, their Haitian-born mother.
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