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Santorum’s Daugher Hospitalized

Rick Santorum cancelled his Florida campaign events today, so that he could be his with his three year old daughter, Isabella, who was hospitalized last night. From CBS News:

Rick Santorum will return to the campaign trail “as soon as he can,” his oldest daughter Elizabeth told reporters Sunday. But over the weekend he remained with his youngest daughter Isabella, 3, who was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Saturday night with pneumonia in both lungs. …

Sources told National Journal/CBS News that Bella, who was born with a severely disabling genetic disorder, was “improving” and was not on a ventilator.

Speaking on behalf of her father at a campaign rally at the Dolphin Aviation base here, Elizabeth Santorum said the candidate “wishes he could be here,” but that he is “exercising his most important role, which is being a dad. So that’s why he’s home.”

In a brief Facebook note, Sarah Palin wrote:

Thank you, Rick and Karen Santorum, for living the Christ-like example of sacrifice and right priorities. Nothing is more precious or important than the life of an innocent child. Our prayers are with Bella, a perfect child in an imperfect world.

God bless the beautiful Santorum family.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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