Pres. George H.W. Bush shaves his head for sick child

Patrick, the son of a secret service agent, is undergoing treatment for leukemia

By Alex Halperin
Published July 24, 2013 10:29PM (EDT)
  (Office of George H.W. Bush)
(Office of George H.W. Bush)

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head in solidarity with the son of a secret service agent. The two year old, identified only as Patrick, is undergoing treatment for Leukemia:

A statement issued by a Bush spokesman Wednesday says the 89-year-old former president acted earlier this week at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. That was after he saw members of his Secret Service detail with newly shaved heads to show support...

George and Barbara Bush lost their second child, 4-year-old Robin Bush, to leukemia almost 60 years ago.

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