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Santorum’s Youngest Daughter Returns To Hospital

Rick Santorum holds his youngest child, Isabella, before announcing his run for president on June 6, 2011, in Somerset, Pa. Santorum's campaign announced on Friday that Isabella, who suffers from Trisomy-18, had returned to the hospital.

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Above: Rick Santorum holds his youngest child, Isabella, before announcing his run for president on June 6, 2011, in Somerset, Pa. Santorum's campaign announced on Friday that Isabella, who suffers from Trisomy-18, had returned to the hospital.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's youngest daughter, Isabella, has returned to the hospital. Known as "Bella," the three-year-old has been battling Trisomy-18, a congenital condition similar to Down syndrome, since birth. No details on her current condition were made available.

A statement from Santorum's national communications director Hogan Gidley read:

"Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."

Santorum had previously planned to take a break from campaigning through the Easter holiday and resume his campaign schedule in Pennsylvania on Monday.

Santorum left the campaign trail for several days in late January when Bella faced a bout of pneumonia linked to her condition. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, campaigned in his place.

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Peking_Duck_SD | April 7, 2012 at 2:14 p.m. ― 2 years, 5 months ago

I don't understand people like Mr. Santorum. He can be so caring towards people, particularly his young daughter, and then turn around and be so hateful and disparaging to others.

In fact lots of people who claim to be devout Christians act like this.

I don't think Jesus had a "yes" list and "no" list for who deserves compassion or not.

As for this little girl I wish her all the best and I hope she gets well soon.

As for Santorum himself, he is nothing more than a disingenuous hateful person masquerading around in a cloak of his religious hypocrisy.

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