Former US President George H. W Bush, shaved his hair to show support of Patrick, the two year-old son of one of his Secret Service detail who is battling leukemia.
Patrick is the son of a Secret Service agent, Jon, who is assigned to Bush’s security detail in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Their last names were withheld at the family’s request.)
Recently, other members of the security unit started to bare their domes in support of Patrick, and they started to raise money for his treatment.
At 89, Bush shaved his head this week after making a donation to Patrick’s leukemia treatment. Bush and his wife Barbara lost their second child, Robin, to the disease six decades ago at the age of four.
Members of the Secret Service unit known as Bush Protective Division even launched a website to help raise money to pay Patrick’s medical bills: PatricksPals.org. They have also organized a benefit motorcycle run in Kennebunkport, where the Bushes maintain a seaside home.