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George H.W. Bush shaves head to support child cancer patient

Former President George H.W. Bush poses with young cancer patient Patrick in this undated photo. (www.patrickspals.org)

July 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former President George H.W. Bush is sporting a bold new, bald, look - and it's all to support a young cancer patient.

The 41st president shaved his head to show solidarity with Patrick, a 2-year-old battling leukemia. Patrick is the son of one of the president's Secret Service members, the Bush Protective Division.

The 89-year-old made the decision after seeing other members of his Secret Service team with shaved heads.

The security detail launched a website to help with expenses associated with Patrick's treatment. The former president made a donation.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.