Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rick Santorum's Youngest Daughter Hospitalized

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has temporarily suspended his campaign as he and his wife had to admit his youngest daughter to the hopsital...

The Hill is reporting...
Rick Santorum’s 3-year old daughter has been hospitalized in Philadelphia, his campaign said Saturday.

“Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this evening,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

The reason for the hospitalization was not provided.

Santorum’s Saturday morning campaign schedule has been canceled, but Gidley said the former Pennsylvania senator intends to return to the campaign trail as soon as possible.
Bella has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18 - a condition where those afflicted with are born with an extra copy of the 18th chromosome.  Over half of the infants diagnosed with this condition die before their first birthday.

As Jazz Shaw notes in his Hot Air post...
Take a moment on this Sunday to send your thoughts and prayers for the Santorum family as they deal with this situation in the midst of a hectic presidential campaign.
Please do as these are the events that transcend politics or political differences.

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