School Temporarily Suspends Girl Who Shaved Head To Support Friend With Cancer
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS Denver) – A school has backtracked and will allow a girl back to class after she shaved her head to support a friend who is battling cancer.
Kamryn Renfro, 9, shaved her head in support of Delaney Clements, who is currently undergoing cancer treatments.
“She’s my best friend,” Kamryn told CBS Denver.
After shaving her head, Caprock Academy said Kamryn violated the school’s dress code and would not be allowed back to class. Kamryn had to spend the entire day Monday on the playground.
The girls’ mothers launched an online campaign to get the academy to overturn its decision.
“For a little girl to be really brave and want to shave her head in support of her friend, I thought that was a huge statement,” Wendy Campbell, Delaney’s mom, told CBS Denver.
Parent Corrina Shirley backed Kamryn’s decision to shave her head.
“She didn’t shave her head to be part of a gang or be a rebel. She shaved her head to show her friend she wasn’t alone,” Shirley said.
The school’s board of directors overturned the decision Tuesday night.
Delaney was happy that her best friend would shave her head in support.
“It made me feel very special that I’m not alone,” Delaney said.