Sunday 25 February 2018

Former US President George HW Bush shaves head in support of leukemia patient

George Bush shaved his head to raise funds for the son of one of his body guards who is suffering from leukemia
George Bush shaved his head to raise funds for the son of one of his body guards who is suffering from leukemia

Former US President George HW Bush has shaved his head in solidarity with the young son of one of his bodyguards.

 Bush got the idea to go bald when he noticed members of his security detail had shaved their heads in solidarity with the boy.

Bush's office identified the boy only as Patrick, withholding his last name at the family's request.

Patrick's father, Jon, is one of Mr Bush's bodyguards.

Bush has a tragic connection with the disease as it claimed the life of his four-year-old daughter Robin in 1960.

The head shave was part of a charity drive organised by the security detail to help raise funds for the child

Mr Bush and his wife Barbara have donated to the fund.

Despite being 89, Bush remains active. He visited the White House earlier this month for a ceremony honouring the Points of Light Foundation, a volunteer group he set up while president.

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