Bella's Gift by Rick Santorum audiobook

Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation

By Rick Santorum  and Karen Santorum
With Elizabeth Santorum
Read by Diana Batarseh  and Webster Younce

Thomas Nelson, Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
6.98 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780718033972

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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 seventh 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 five 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.

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Summary

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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 seventh 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 five 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.

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Author Bio: Rick Santorum

Author Bio: Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, a native of Pennsylvania, was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2012 and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn’t feel they were being represented. In June 2012 he launched Patriot Voices, a grassroots and online community of Americans committed to promoting faith, family, freedom, and opportunity. Prior to running for president, Santorum served in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the Senate from 1995 to 2007, where he was known as one of the most successful government reformers in our history. An accomplished author, Santorum penned the 2005 New York Times bestseller It Takes a Family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English