Rick Santorum: Daughter Bella almost died, but has rallied - Election 2012
Rick Santorum, who will return to the campaign trail in Missouri Monday afternoon, said that his three-year-old daughter Isabella, who suffers from a serious genetic disorder, almost died this weekend after a serious bout with pneumonia.
“A simple cold can kill her, and it almost did this weekend. She ended up with pneumonia and a cold,” Santorum told conservative commentator Glenn Beck on his radio show Monday. “But she was able to get great care and yesterday really made a great turn around and she will be out of the ICU today and so we are getting back to normal here.”
His daughter, known as Bella, who suffers from Trisomy 18, a rare disease that causes severe mental and physical impairments. Santorum said she bounced back Sunday after she was hospitalized in Philadelphia Saturday.
“She had a very tough go of it, but yesterday afternoon she rallied, and she’s on the mend,” he said. “We are feeling very, very blessed, I just want to thank everybody for their prayers.