Marco Rubio was campaigning with Mitt Romney in Central Florida on Saturday when he got the call that every parent fears: his 12-year-old daughter Amanda had been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital after being involved in a golf cart accident.
Luckily, Amanda has now been released from the hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Amanda Rubio, the rising star senator's eldest child, was somehow involved in a golf cart accident inside the Rubio's gated Miami-Dade community on Saturday afternoon. The Miami-Dade Fire Department responded to the scene, and Amanda was airlift to the Children's Hospital where she was treated in the intensive care unit.
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Senator Rubio got word while he was with Romney in Kissimmee, Florida. He eventually caught a ride home with a state trooper.
Amanda was released from the hospital last night, after having been diagnosed with a concussion. She's expected to make a full recover.
"Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for the many messages of support and prayers for their daughter," read a statement from the senator's office. "And they are grateful to the Miami-Dade Fire Department and the staff at the Pediatric Trauma Center at Miami Children's Hospital for their excellent care."