Check out this super-cool thing former President H.W. Bush just did!
Former President shows support for child leukemia patient.
Former President, George H.W. Bush has a new haircut. Or perhaps we should say no hair at all, after he shaved his head to show solidarity with a child who is fighting leukemia.
In a show of Presidential support, Bush had his head shaved as well. It may be one of the coolest things ever done by President Bush since he left office in 1993.
President Bush and his wife Barbara also made a donation to the child via a website launched by the Bush Protective Division.
The two-year-old boy, named Patrick, recently started losing his hair as his treatments begin.
The family surname is being withheld by request.
According to a press release issued by Bush's spokesman, the Bush family has personal experience with leukemia. George and Barbara lost their second child at the age of four to the disease 60 years ago.
President Bush's haircut is gathering national attention with former President Clinton tweeting about it on Wednesday night.
A picture on the website, "Patrick's Pals" shows the Bush security details with shaved heads. A variety of fundraising events is planned to support Patrick and according to the website, his prognosis is "very positive."
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