Rick Santorum's Daughter Bella Has Been Taken To The Hospital

Bella SantorumBella Santorum was taken to the hospital Friday.

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Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella was taken to a hospital on Friday, the campaign said in a statement. “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” the campaign said in a statement. “The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery.”

Bella Santorum, age 3, was born with a genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18. It means that she has three copies of the 18th chromosome instead of two, which leads to abnormal brain and heart development, among other things. 

In January, Bella Santorum was hospitalized after contracting pneumonia in both lungs. But she made a “remarkable turn” over a 48-hour span.

UPDATE: Mitt Romney offers support for the Santorums. 

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