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Submitted photo Leo James Chapman-Nesseth was just a year old when he died of Alpers disease, a rare genetic disorder of the mitochondria.

Family raises awareness for rare disease

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LAKEFIELD -- Leo Chapman-Nesseth -- a brave, sweet-tempered baby with inquisitive blue eyes and a smile that almost couldn't fit on his face --celebrated just one birthday before a rare genetic disorder claimed his life June 9.

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