Santorum's daughter defies odds with Trisomy 18

There is speculation (though no confirmation) that the hospitalization of Rick Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Isabella, is related to Trisomy 18, the rare genetic condition she suffers from. News of Bella's sudden hospitalization sent off a

By Rita Rubin At age 3, Rick Santorum's daughter Bella, who has been hospitalized for the second time during his presidential campaign, has outlived the majority of children born with Trisomy 18, a relatively common chromosomal defect that occurs in

Santorum's youngest child, Bella, 3, who suffers from genetic disorder Trisomy 18, was admitted to the hospital Friday. She was previously hospitalized in January when she contracted pneumonia just days before the Florida primary.

There is speculation (though no confirmation) that the hospitalization of Rick Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Isabella, is related to Trisomy 18, the rare genetic condition she suffers from. News of Bella's sudden hospitalization sent off a

Rick Santorum's three-year-old daughter Isabella, who suffers from Trisomy 18, a chromosomal condition, is hospitalized again.