JACKSON — Only a few months after blue-eyed baby Leo Chapman-Nesseth passed away, 80 of his friends and family members in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa have raised $43,000 for researching treatments for mitochondrial diseases — one of which took Leo’s life when he was just 1 year old.
WORTHINGTON — A live auction and memorial dinner benefit for Leo Chapman-Nesseth, the Lakefield baby who died recently of a rare genetic disorder called Alpers disease, will be July 20 at the Worthington Fairgrounds Arena.
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.
Leo J. Chapman-Nesseth, 1, of Lakefield, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester.
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