Kamryn Renfro is 9 years old, but her wisdom goes well beyond her age. The little girl from Grand Junction, CO, did something brave. She shaved her hair off to support her friend, Delany Campbell, who has cancer.
“It felt like the right thing to do,” Kamryn told the NY Daily News.
Delany, 11 years old, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and had to undergo chemotherapy. She lost all of her hair twice due to her treatments. When Kamryn shaved her head, too, it made her feel good.
“It made me feel very special and that I’m not alone,” Delany said.
You’d think the adults in her life would praise Kamryn and Delaney for their unbreakable bond, courage, and solidarity. However, that wasn’t the case. When Kamryn returned to school, Caprock Academy, she was turned away. Teachers told her, “Don’t come back until you have hair.”
Schools have some absurd policies. This student was kicked out of prom for wearing a perfectly ordinary dress.
Delany’s mother, Wendy Campbell, was dismayed by the school’s reaction. The mother shared her story on social media, where it quickly went viral. After hundreds showed their support for Kamryn, the school decided to let her return to school and praised the girl’s dedication to her friend!
“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,” Wendy said.
See Kamryn and Delany’s story below, and SHARE if you’re glad the school had a change of heart!