George H.W. Bush Shares Heart-Warming Update On Young Friend Battling Leukaemia


george-h-w-bush-shaved-his-head-in-support-of-leukaemia-patient-patrickThree years after making headlines for shaving his head in solidarity with a boy battling leukemia, former President George H. W. Bush took to Twitter to share some good news: The boy, Patrick, is doing great.

Bush first introduced the world to Patrick, the son of a Secret Service agent on his security detail, when a photo of the former president — with his newly shaved head — and the then 2-year-old boy went viral.

At the time, Bush told his granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager that he was following in the footsteps of members of his Secret Service detail who also shaved their heads in solidarity with Patrick. He told Jenna that shaving his head was the “right thing to do.”

George and Barbara Bush lost their second child, four-year-old Robin Bush, to leukaemia in 1953.

fireshot-screen-capture-139-george-h_w_-bush-shares-update-on-boy-battling-leukemia-today_com-www_today_com_kindness_george-h-w-bush-shares-uRecently, Bush, 92, tweeted out the well known photo of Patrick sitting in his lap along with a current photo of the two together.

The family patriarch wrote, “Incredibly #thankful that my friend Patrick, the courageous young man (with hair!) to the left is feeling and doing much better these days.”

Thanks for the update, President Bush! We’re thankful Patrick is doing well, too.

 

 

 

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