Child supports friend with cancer, banned from school
POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 1:31pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:56pm
(KKCO) — A child's act of support for a friend fighting cancer got her banned from her school, but after a firestorm on social media, she's being allowed back at school.
Delaney Clements is only 11-years-old but the bubbly little girl has already faced a lifetime of hardships.
"I have cancer called called neuroblastoma and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out," said the little girl.
Delaney has received a lot of support from the community around her and recently, Kamryn Renfro, her best friend, shaved her head to show support.
The good deed didn't go unnoticed, and it got some unexpected results.
"They won't let me go back to school because of my shaved head," said Renfro.
Kamryn is a student a Caprock Academy, a charter school in Grand Junction, Colorado.
According to a statement made by the school's board of directors, the school has a detailed dress code and shaved heads are not allowed. Faced with this dilemma, the girls' moms took to social media, and they received a lot of feedback from parents like corrina shirley.
"She didn't shave her head to be a part of a gang or to be a rebel, she shaved her head to show her friend that she wasn't alone," said one mother.
And even with the uproar it's caused, Kamryn says she doesn't regret her decision.
"Yeah, it felt like the right thing to do."
The headmaster of Caprock Academy says Kamryn will be allowed back at school Tuesday.
The board of directors says they sometimes make exceptions to the dress code and will be meeting to discuss this particular situation.