Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head Wednesday in a showing of solidarity for the 2-year-old son of a Secret Service member who is battling leukemia.
Bush, 89, who served as the country's 41st president, followed along with other members of his Secret Service detail who had shaved their heads bald to honor Patrick.
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Bush and his wife Barbara lost their third child and first daughter, Robin, to leukemia almost 60 years ago when she was 4 years old.
Bush's Protective Division has also "launched a website at www.patrickspals.org to assist with Patrick's medical bills, and organized the Inaugural Patrick's Pals Motorcycle Benefit Run on August 10 in Kennebunkport — a 50-mile motorcycle ride through the Maine countryside followed by a lunch and silent auction to raise funds for Patrick's treatments," Bush's office told USA Today.
Twitter users praised the elder Bush for his humanity.
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