Bella's Gift Hardback
How One Little Girl Transformed our Family and Inspired a Nation
by Karen Santorum; Rick Santorum;
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Rick and Karen Santorum share the inspiring story of life with their special-needs youngest child. On May 13, 2008, the Santorum family welcomed their eighth child into the world. Isabella Maria was born with a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18, or Edward's Syndrome. Only 10 percent of children with Trisomy 18 are born alive, and 90 percent of those children do not make it to their first birthday.
Faced with these bleak statistics, doctors told the family to prepare for Bella's death. Instead, they chose to celebrate her life. Over the next six miraculous years, the Santorum family adjusted to life with a special needs girl--and watched her transform the lives of everyone around her. In many days of sickness and joy, she became an inspiration to her community and, ultimately, to the nation. "Bella's Gift "details the peaks and valleys, the joys and sufferings, and the incredible value of life with a special needs child.
In a world that often measures worth according to usefulness, Bella's story is a reminder that our real value lies in our capacity to love.
Bella's Gift by Karen Santorum; Rick Santorum was published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in April 2015 and is our 48292nd best seller. The ISBN for Bella's Gift is 9780718021955.
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|Page last updated||29th March 2017|
|Author / Artist||Karen Santorum; Rick Santorum|
|Items in Pack||24|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson Publishers (April 2015)|
|Number of Pages||288|