George H.W. Bush Celebrates With Boy He Shaved His Head For

George H.W. Bush shares new photo of young leukemia survivor he shaved head for

Three years after shaving his head to show support for a young boy battling leukemia, George H.W. Bush shared some good news on Twitter on Monday: The boy, Patrick, is doing much better.

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The former president posted an old photo of himself and Patrick with matching shaved heads alongside an updated picture of the duo – both with hair – announcing Patrick’s recovery.

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

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Patrick is the son of a Secret Service agent on Bush’s security detail. He was just 2 years old when he underwent treatment. Bush said shaving his head in solidarity with Patrick was “the right thing to do,” recalling when he and wife Barbara lost their second child, 4-year-old Robin, to leukemia in 1953.

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