Rick Santorum’s Daughter, Bella, Admitted to Hospital

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0  Updated at 10:01 am, April 6th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Bella Santorum, the youngest daughter of Rick Santorum, has returned to the hospital.

“Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a written statement. “The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery.”

Bella Santorum suffers from Trisomy 18, a rare, but serious genetic condition thatkills about 90 percent of affected children before or during birth. Bella has defied those odds at 3-years-old.

She was also admitted to the hospital in January with pneumonia and Santorum briefly suspended campaigning. But according to Santorum, Bella had a “miraculous turnaround” in January.

There is not currently any indication what sent Bella to the hospital this time around.

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