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Chesapeake baby battling rare bone disease passes away

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 17:10:04-05

Chesapeake, Va. –  A Chesapeake baby with a rare bone disease has passed away.

Colton Gwaltney died Saturday, just a few days before his first birthday.

Chesapeake baby battles rare condition

He had infantile osteopetrosis, a condition that made his bones break easily.  The disease is so rare it only affects twenty babies a year in the U.S.

NewsChannel 3 first shared his story with you last year as he began treatment in Minnesota where they specialize in his condition.

A gofundme page had been set up to help pay for his treatment.  All money raised will now go towards funeral expenses.