Few babies survive long with Trisomy 18
Mr Romney's team feared that the tactic would backfire in the light of Bella's latest fight against genetic condition Trisomy 18. Her medical struggles have become the emotional focus of Mr Santorum's race and any apparent insensitivity to her plight
Aside from visible physical disorders, Trisomy 18 also causes a number of internal problems, including heart defects and organ issues. There are no specific rules about the disease, as it can range from mild to severe
He also acknowledged the decision was not entirely political, saying the past weekend was a "time of prayer and thought" as he and his family cared for his daughter Isabella, the youngest of Santorum's seven children, who suffers from Trisomy 18,
Bella, age 3, suffers from Trisomy 18, a rare genetic disorder that is often considered fatal. Her survival has defied the odds. About 90 percent of children born with the disorder die in their first year of life. Santorum has discussed his daughter's
One concern that the genetic assessment mentioned was Trisomy 18, the same fatal disease that candidate Santorum's daughter has. Yet, from reading every onl.