By Gary P Jackson

By now you have heard that Rick Santorum’s daughter, Bella, was hospitalized with pneumonia over the weekend. Thankfully she’s had what is described as a miraculous turnaround. No doubt the prayers from across the nation played a part in this.

Bella, who is 3 years old was born with a genetic disorder called Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a lot like Down’s Syndrome. It’s a developmental disorder that severely limits function. Sadly most of these children don’t survive their first year of life. Much like children with Down’s Syndrome, the majority of the children are aborted. This is a real tragedy.

A few months ago Rick posted this beautiful note and video on his website:

At the last debate, I mentioned how I was looking forward to taking the red eye home to see my three year old daughter Bella since she had surgery earlier that day.

Following that debate, Karen and I got numerous emails and calls from supporters asking how she was doing. We were touched by the tremendous outpouring of support we received for our sweet Bella.

She’s doing great and is back to her joyful, smiley self. Since so many of you were asking about her, we wanted to share this video to introduce her to you.

We hope you’ll enjoy this video.

Rick says Bella is perfect and the rest of us are disabled. Man that is so true.

As Sarah Palin often says, we are only as good as the way we treat the least among us. It says a lot about the kind of people Rick and his wife Karen are. Having a child with such severe disabilities is hard. It takes very special people not only deal with everything, but find joy and purpose while doing it.

These children are a blessing. They help remind us all what is really important. What really matters.

God bless Bella and God bless the entire Santorum family.

Sarah and Todd expressed their love for the Santorums over the weekend.

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.

~ Sarah and Todd Palin and family

I hope everyone will keep the Santorum family in their prayers.


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2 responses to “Bella

  1. Chad

    In God’s eyes weakest are first: The children~! God exists and he has even more to offer the world starting with America~! You all will see~! TheLight Love to the Santorums~!

  2. Joy

    I absolutely love how Sarah has always phrased it (and she did so again in her Facebook posting about the Santorums), namely, “A perfect child in an imperfect world…”

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