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Colorado mom: After shaving furor, focus on friend

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DENVER: After a Grand Junction third-grader shaved her head to support a cancer-stricken buddy, the mother wants an end to the national furor over a school’s reaction to the act of solidarity and the focus to shift to the 11-year-old friend’s recovery.

The board of directors of the charter school, the Caprock Academy, voted Tuesday to let Kamryn Renfro remain. Officials had earlier barred her, saying she violated the dress code by shaving her head over the weekend.

The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Kamryn’s mother, Jamie Olson Renfrew, took her daughter to Denver Tuesday to be with her friend ahead of a hospital visit. Renfrew called on people who have been following the story to support Delaney Clements, who has been fighting childhood cancer since she was 7.


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