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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.

The former president posted a photo of him and Patrick with matching shaved heads alongside an updated picture of the duo (both with hair), announcing Patrick’s recovery.

Screenshot Twitter/George HW Bush

“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.


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

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