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Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show support for a 2-year-old who is battling leukemia, the son of a member of his Secret Service detail.

Members of the Bush Protective Detail started ditching their hair last week in honor of little Patrick, whose family has been making its seasonal home in Kennebunkport, Maine, for several years while dad Jon has been part of the team guarding the 41st president of the United States.

"It was very easy for him to do," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told CBS News.

George and Barbara Bush lost their daughter Robin to leukemia in 1954, when she was 3.

According to the website Patrick's Pals, set up to keep family and friends apprised of the child's well-being and to give folks a chance to support a charity motorcycle ride for his treatment, Patrick's prognosis is "very positive" but he has "many years of treatment ahead."

"Our little guy received some high-powered support this week when President George Bush 41 volunteered to shave his head to show his support for Patrick and Patrick's Pals," read the newest post on the site.

"Members of his Secret Service detail have also been shaving their heads this week in solidarity. We cannot thank both President AND Mrs. Bush enough for their generosity and concern!"

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