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Verona, PA – The Rick Santorum for President campaign has issued the following statement on the health of Isabella Santorum.

Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: "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."

Editor’s note:  Bella has a genetic disorder called Trisomy 18.  Most children with this condition do not live past their first birthday.  Bella was hospitalized back in January with Pneumonia and experienced what Rick Santorum described as a miraculous recovery.  Please be in prayer for Bella.  We’ll update as we learn more.

Update 4/7/12: Rick Santorum’s National Communications Director, Hogan Gidley, made the following statement about Monday’s campaign events:

"Senator Santorum will not hold any campaign related events on Monday so that he and Karen can remain in the hospital with their daughter Bella. The entire Santorum family is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of prayers and support."

Update 4/9/12:  From the Santorum Campaign:

"Rick and Karen are happy to announce that their daughter Bella has been discharged from the hospital and returned home earlier Monday evening.  The Santorum’s are truly overwhelmed by the prayers and support they’ve received – and wanted to attach a picture of their daughter Bella so everyone could see their precious gift from God.”

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