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      11-year-old banned from school for cancer-supporting head shave

      Kamryn Renfro was one of the many supporters of Delaney Clements, 11, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Renfro and Clements are best friends.

      "I have a cancer called neuroblastoma and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out," Clements said.

      Of all the support she's received from the Grand Junction community, her best friend decided that she wanted to shave her head to show her support for Clements.

      But her good deed didn't go unnoticed. Renfro was banned from Caprock Academy, a charter school in Grand Junction, for shaving her head, which they considered a "dress code violation".

      Faced with this dilemma, the girls' moms took it to social media, where they received feedback from other parents.

      "I think there's times that rules are extremely important and I think there's times that compassion is far more important than any rulebook," said Corrina Shirley.

      Regardless of the struggle, Renfro said she doesn't regret her decision.

      "It felt like the right thing to do," Renfro said.

      The headmaster of Caprock Academy said that Renfro will be allowed to return to school on March 25.