Bella's Corner


On May 13, 2013, our daughter Bella celebrated her 5th birthday! This was an amazing milestone for Bella and for us! 

She was born with Trisomy 18, a severe genetic condition that makes every day with her a gift from God. Children with Trisomy 18 have an extra chromosome, are born underweight and suffer a number of health issues that lead in most cases to a shortened life. It is true that 90 percent of babies with Trisomy 18 die at or before birth, many by abortion. Only one in 10 that survive birth see their first birthday. Despite this painful reality, Bella has enriched our lives beyond measure, and she is a happy child surrounded by the love and comfort of her family.

We hope this page offers some insight into the blessings of children like Bella, and resources for those who are seeking more information or support for Trisomy kids. 

God Bless,

Rick & Karen Santorum



 Worth a read:

 Saints Among Us

 Celebrating Bella: Our Gift from God  

 Newsmax: Bella Santorum Turns Four this Weekend 

 Time Magazine: Rick Santorum's Inconvenient Truths


 Support Organization for Trisomy 

 Prenatal Partners for Life

 Jill’s House  

 Faith and Family Foundation at Wheatland Farm




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