Girl Who Shaved Head for Pal With Cancer Barred From School

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 12:12 PM

By Courtney Coren

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A 9-year-old Colorado girl who shaved her head in support of a friend battling cancer was told she couldn't come back to school without a wig or until her hair grew back.

Kamryn Renfro of Grand Junction was told Monday by Caprock Academy that a shaved head violates the school's dress code, and she won't be allowed back unless she covers it up, Fox 31 Denver reported.

"I felt like [it was] the right thing to do," Kamryn said.

Later, the school decided Kamryn could return to school Tuesday, and the school's board of directors scheduled a meeting to discuss the policy and her situation.

The decision to shave her head was made with her parents' permission, 9 News reported.

Kamryn's friend Delaney Clements, 11, is fighting neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy, which caused her to lose her hair.

Delaney said it meant a lot to her that Kamryn shaved her head.

"It made me feel very special and that I'm not alone," Delaney said.

"I was really excited I would have somebody to support me, and I wouldn't be alone with people always laughing at me. I would at least have somebody to go through it all," Delaney told Fox31.

"It makes me sad because she was really happy to go back to school and show people what she did, but now that she didn't get to she's kind of said," Delaney told 9News.

Delaney's mother, Wendy Campbell, said she was surprised by the school's reaction.

"I didn't realize that hair was such an important aspect of a child at school," Campbell said.

"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, and it builds character in a child," she added.

Caprock Academy said in a statement that it has "a detailed dress code policy, which was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school's students. Under the policy, shaved heads are not permitted."

However, the school said that under some extraordinary circumstances, exceptions can be made.

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