Former President George H. W. Bush shaves head bald to support 2-year-old boy with leukemia
The nation's 41st president shaved all his hair as a show of solidarity with Patrick, the son of one of the members of Bush's security detail, who lost his hair as part of his cancer treatments. BY ADAM EDELMAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
July 25, 2013
Former President George H. W. Bush shaved his head Wednesday as a show of solidarity with a 2-year-old-boy who is battling leukemia. The boy, named Patrick, is the son of one of the members of Bush’s security detail. He had lost most of his hair due to his cancer treatments, a Bush spokesman said.
Bush, 89, got the idea to shave his head to show his support after he noticed that several members of his Secret Service detail, known as the Bush Protective Division, had also shaved their heads in solidarity with Patrick.
George H. W. Bush poses with members of his Secret Service detail who have also shaved their heads to support Patrick.