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Losing Children: Helping Others…

Posted by Dr. Vollmer on July 26, 2013

George H. W. Bush joins clean pate club

http://www.latimes.com/features/image/alltherage/la-ar-bald-most-beautiful-bush-shaves-head-to-support-cancer-patient-20130725,0,1931521.story

George H. W. Bush, lost his four-year old daughter, Robin ┬áto leukemia. More recently, many many decades later, he has shaved his head in solidarity with this little child, the son of a secret service, who also has leukemia. The enduring aspect of his parental pain comes through as this story is portrayed to today’s LA Times. Every parent can imagine the anguish of losing a child. Yet, not every parent goes public with their loss for fear of pity, shame, and/or triggering overwhelming grief. Former President Bush gets a lot of credit for keeping the memory of his daughter alive through this current action of shaving his head. The article gives humanity to a man who has long been out of the spotlight, but returns now in this touching way. Regardless of political leanings, the unification of parents helps us get through difficult times. Through such deep sadness comes a world which feels a little warmer. I salute you..Former President. George H. W. Bush.

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