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George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity with sick child

George H.W. Bush: A statement issued by a Bush spokesman Wednesday says the 89-year-old former president acted earlier this week at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Former US President George H.W. Bush is pictured in Walker's Point, Maine in this July 24, photo after joining members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show support for Patrick, (surname being withheld per family's request), the two year-old son of a detail member who is being treated for cancer and started losing his hair.
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Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent.

A statement issued by a Bush spokesman Wednesday says the 89-year-old former president acted earlier this week at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. That was after he saw members of his Secret Service detail with newly shaved heads to show support for the 2-year-old son of an agent. The child is undergoing treatment for cancer and is losing his hair as a result.

The Bush spokesman identified the boy only as Patrick.

George and Barbara Bush lost their second child, 4-year-old Robin Bush, to cancer almost 60 years ago.

The security detail has launched a website, www.patrickspals.org , to help with expenses associated with Patrick's treatment.

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