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Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to [do / make] a 2-year-old boy feel [better / best] . The boy, Patrick, is the son of one of Mr Bush's bodyguards. The little boy has a [bloody / blood] disease called leukemia. When people have treatment [of / for] leukemia, all their hair falls [out / off] . Bush said he wanted to help Patrick. Mr Bush's friend said the former president, 89, now looks the same as Patrick. He said: "It's [hardly / hard] to tell them [apart / part] ." Mr Bush, and his wife Barbara, also made a donation to help [pay / pays] for Patrick’s medical bills. There is also a special [website / online] for Patrick where people can give money for his expensive treatment. The website was set [up / down] by Mr Bush's other bodyguards. They also shaved their head.

Mr And Mrs Bush [lost / losing] their second child, a daughter, [to / of] leukemia 60 years ago. The little girl, named Robin, was [just / justly] four years old. They worked hard for many years after to [rise / raise] money for leukemia research. A special clinic called the Robin Bush Child and Adolescent Clinic [opened / opening] at a hospital in Houston, Texas in 2004. Leukemia is a kind of cancer of the blood. It used to [kill / killer] many people, but nowadays those with the disease can [got / get] treatment at hospital. It is a lot easier to [care / cure] children than adults. Anyone, at any [age / old] , can get leukemia. Wikipedia says that in the year 2000, around "256,000 children and adults around the world developed some [from / form] of leukemia, and 209,000 died from it".

 


 
 
 

 

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