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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rick Santorum will extend his Easter break until Tuesday to spend time with his young daughter, Isabella, who remains hospitalized, his campaign announced Saturday.

"Rick will not be holding any private or public campaign events Monday so that he and (his wife) Karen can remain in the hospital with Bella," said long-time advisor John Brabender. "The senator, Karen and the entire family are very moved by the outpouring of support that they have received," he said.

Initially Santorum said he would resume campaigning Monday. Brabender said late Friday afternoon that her condition had stabilized.

Santorum's campaign today announced a schedule of events across Pennsylvania to begin Tuesday. On Friday Santorum plans to attend the annual National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis.

The campaign announced Friday that Bella, 3, who suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18, was admitted to the hospital. She was last hospitalized January for pneumonia.

The condition typically proves fatal, and children who live with it have developmental and medical problems.

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