Bella Santorum Hospitalized Again
Candidate's daughter, 3, has genetic disorder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
In this June 6, 2011, file photo, Rick Santorum holds his daughter Isabella before announcing he is entering the Republican presidential race in Somerset, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

(Newser) – The ill daughter of Rick Santorum has been hospitalized again. Bella, 3, has the rare genetic condition Trisomy 18, which typically proves fatal, and Santorum often says she wasn't expected to live past her first birthday. Santorum's campaign did not say why she was hospitalized; she was hospitalized earlier this year with pneumonia. The former Pennsylvania senator is spending a few days off the campaign trail for Easter.

 

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