The nation is still grieving the death of a beloved icon; at the age of 92, former First Lady, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Barbara Bush died. Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 is a day that will be recalled with great sadness.
Barbara Pierce Bush was married to George H. W. Bush for 73 years. They had five children, 17 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. It was recently announced that Mrs. Bush would be laid to rest beside their 3-year-old daughter, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush who died of Leukemia.
The life of their sweet Robin might’ve been short, but it forever left an impact on those who loved her. She was born in December of 1949. Just after turning 3, Barbara noticed her daughter’s energy begin to wane. Concerned, she called a doctor. Perhaps Robin had spring fever.
I had the privileged of meeting Mrs. Barbara Bush several times & was always charmed by her wit, joy & class. In her memory & the memory of Robin Bush we @DSM NA will contribute to the Leukemia & Lympoma Society of NJ gala honoring @ivycharmatz & encourage everyone to do the same pic.twitter.com/WIBxk7y38Y
— Hugh Welsh (@HughCWelsh) April 18, 2018
The doctor noticed the bruises on Robin’s body and took a blood sample. They sent the family home until the results came in. The news wasn’t good. Robin had Leukemia.
Robin’s diagnosis came ten years before St. Jude Children’s Hospital. At that time, survival rates of cancer were nonexistent. The doctor told the Bush family to enjoy the rest of the time they had left with their daughter.