Barbara Bush: 'I have no fear of death'

Barbara Bush: 'I have no fear of death'

Barbara Bush: 'I have no fear of death'

Barbara Bush, the U.S. former first lady, has declined further medical treatment for her "failing health" and the 92-year-old will spend her time in "comfort care", a family spokesman has said.

After a series of health complications requiring hospitalizations, Barbara Bush [92] has decided she does not want to seek further medical help, only comfort care.

Many have said she's a mighty presence, but at the same time, she and husband President George H.W. Bush are regular people.

President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement Sunday evening that "the President's and first lady's prayers are with all of the Bush family during this time". She has also been undergoing a long-term treatment for Grave's disease, a life-threatening thyroid condition.

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The couple married in 1945 and had six children, including future President George W. Bush, who is now a Dallas resident. "We're grateful for her, for everybody's prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she is in it".

She started the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation "to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy".

Mrs.Bush is one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. "They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they're together and that he still says, 'I love you Barbie" every night is pretty remarkable, ' Hager added.

Along with her husband, Bush has been accompanied by her daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil.

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George H W Bush, the nations 41st president, has also suffered health issues, and spent a period in intensive care for pneumonia a year ago. Bush and President Bush live their lives always putting others first.

Mrs. Bush is known for her white hair and her triple-strand fake pearl necklace.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants.

She and George met when she was 16 years old at a school dance.

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Most recently, she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Good Friday suffering from shortness of breath. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush and former Gov. Jeb Bush, have been in and out visiting her the past week.

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