PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is word from the Santorum campaign today that Bella Santorum, the former senator’s 3-year-old daughter, has been taken to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

She has a genetic disorder, which can lead to early death.

A source with the Santorum campaign has told KDKA’s Stacy Smith that the family is taking her to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and this is considered a serious issue.

The campaign is asking for prayers and privacy.

They have released this statement: “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery.”

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