There are about 500 cases of a rare disease called Neiman Pick Type C, also known as Children's Alzheimer's Disease.
One of those cases is two-year-old Jase Umphers, in Fulton.
Umphers was diagnosed when he was just eight weeks old.
NPC is a rare genetic disorder that affects the body's ability to move cholesterol throughout the cells. This results in seizures and being able to walk or talk.
This disease affects one out of every 150,000, Umphers happens to be one of them.
His parents are trying to do everything they can to give him the best care possible.
The future for him is unknown. There is a treatment that can help him. To receive the treatment he has to fly to Chicago every two weeks.
For now, he is trying to live a normal life, playing with his older brother and being outside.
To help Jase in his race to fight NPC you can go to his GoFundMe.com page called "Race for Jase's Cure."