Bella’s Gift by Rick and Karen Santorum–Book Review

_240_360_Book_1493_coverThrough Bella’s Gift, Rick and Karen Santorum tell the story of their beautiful little girl Bella who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. Most children with this disability either do not make it to birth and if they do, most do not make it past their first birthday. Despite all the odds against her, Bella continues to prove all the medical professionals wrong. They discuss how Bella has affected their lives and strengthened their faith. They bear their hearts and discuss just exactly what it is like to care for a child with a disability.

This is an inspiring story of a remarkable little girl. Reading their story of their journey so far with Bella, will really make you stop and think about what it is like to have a child with a disability if you do not. Sadly, children with disabilities are often treated differently and overlooked. People give up on them, abort them, etc. instead of just loving them for who they are. Throughout the book the Santorums discuss how they’ve had to fight medical professionals for different things, and it really opens your eyes to see how even some doctors treat children with a disability, that they deem to be lethal, differently. I was very encouraged and inspired after reading this book, and I highly recommend it to others.

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