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Andrew VonBank/House Information Office Lindsay Chapman and Andrew Nesseth give emotional testimony in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee March 3 during discussion of a bill that would propose Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Their son, 1 year old Leo James Chapman-Nesseth succumbed to the disease.

Raising awareness: Bill named for Jackson County child passes through Minn. House committee

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ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee Thursday unanimously passed a bill designating the third week of September as Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, perpetually.


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