Friday, 20 Apr 2018
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Barbara Bush, mother and wife of presidents, placed in palliative care

After a series of hospitalizations, the wife of George H. W. Bush, and mother of George W. Bush, both former presidents of the United States, decided to stop his medical treatment and to resort to palliative care.
Barbara Bush, wife of former US President George HW Bush and mother of former US Head of State George W. Bush, whose health is “declining”, has decided to stop medical treatment and resort to palliative care, announced Sunday a spokesperson for her husband. “After a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now 92, has decided not to continue her medical treatment and will instead focus on palliative care,” she says. Jim McGrath in a statement. “Barabara Bush has shown tremendous resilience to his declining health, not worrying for her – with her imperturbable faith – but for others,” he adds. Barbara Pierce was born in June 1925 in the state of New York. She met George H. W. Bush at age 16 before marrying her three years later. Together they had six children, including George W. Bush, president of the United States between 2001 and 2009, and Jeb Bush, governor of Florida between 1999 and 2007 and unhappy candidate for the Republican primaries for the White House in 2016. Her husband led the country between 1989 and 1993. During her time at the White House, she worked to promote literacy and reading. Barbara Bush occupies a unique place in American history as she is the only woman to have seen her husband, and then her son, elected to the presidency of the United States.

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