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President George H.W. Bush shaves head in support of child

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Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head in support of a 2-year-old son of his security detail who is battling leukemia.

According to PatricksPals.com, the 41st president volunteered for the haircut to show solidarity to the boy and his organization. The boy's father, Jon, is a member of the former president's security detail.

A spokesman tweeted out photos on Wednesday afternoon showing Bush with Patrick.

Bush's entire security detail has also shaven their heads to show support for Patrick.

Patrick was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this spring, the website says. While the site says his prognosis is "very positive," he has many years of treatment ahead of him.

The Bush family does have a link to the battle against leukemia – they lost a child in 1953 to the disease.


Material from myfoxdfw.com was used in this report
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