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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella may be released from hospital on Monday

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s three-year-old daughter may be released from the hospital Monday.


Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum holds his daughter Bella. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley confirmed Monday morning that Bella Santorum is recovering and is expected to be released soon.

According to The Hill, Gidley said in an interview on MSNBC Monday morning that the Santorum family “hopes to take her home a little bit later on today if she gets the all clear from the doctors.” .

“The family is just overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and prayers that they’ve received over the past few days but I can report that Bella is doing extremely well. She’s on the road to recovery,” Gidley said.

Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18, was hospitalized late last week, according to the Santorum campaign.

The latest episode marks the second time this year that Bella has been hospitalized. In late January, when Bella was hospitalized for several days with pneumonia, Santorum canceled several events in the key primary state of Florida.

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