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George Bush Senior shaved his head in solidarity with a young cancer patient

The former US president decided to get the chop after seeing members of his security detail shave their heads.

Pic: Jim McGrath (GHWB spokesman)/Twitter

FORMER US PRESIDENT George HW Bush has shaved his head in solidarity with the two-year-old son of a member of his security detail.

The young boy, Patrick, is undergoing treatment for leukemia and after seeing many members of his Secret Service detail shave their heads in solidarity Bush joined in, according to his spokesperson.

Bush, who served one term as president between 1989 and 1993, also made a donation to Patrick’s Pals, a fund set up for the family of the young boy whose second name is not being disclosed.

Bush, 89, has become increasingly frail in recent years having been diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease. He has been using a wheelchair for the last year.

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