TODAY | March 26, 2014
>>> we've got new developments tied to a controversial decision. a school out in colorado. a young girl kicked out over a touching gesture she made for a friend. here's nbc's leanne gregg.
>> 11-year-old delaney clemens knew she wasn't like the other girls in her gymnastics class. chemotherapy to treat a rare form of childhood cancer left her without hair.
>> people call me a boy sometimes. they would give me dirty looks and stare at me all the time.
>> her friend, 9-year-old cameron renfro wanted to make delaney feel less alone, so she asked delaney 's mother to shave her head.
>> i'm like, cameron , i can't do that. i've really got to talk to your mom.
>> but cameron persisted and her mom approved.
>> the right thing to do.
>> i was happy i had someone there for me, and i wasn't the only one to be bald as a girl.
>> the girls are different ages, go to different schools, but without her hair, cameron could give back a little of what chemo took away.
>> i was taken aback at such a young age she wanted to do something so bold.
>> so bold it got attention. cameron 's school in grand junction , colorado, said she couldn't go back until her hair grew back. under the charter school 's strict dress code, shaved heads are not permitted.
>> i felt bad for her because she was excited to go to school and show everybody what she did.
>> cameron 's mom took to facebook. i have to wake up a little girl tomorrow, jamie renfro wrote who is excited to go to school and talk to her peers about what she had done and why. then something else went viral.
>> we've known from the beginning they had policies and procedures, and, you know, we were trying to go about the right channels to get that changed.
>> last night, they did. the school board voted 3-1 to let cameron come back to school .
>> i thought that people might make fun of me, but now that i actually got to go to school , they actually didn't make fun of me.
>> a brave young girl who helped fight her friend's cancer and taught her school a lesson. for "today," leanne gregg, nbc news, denver.
>> we were watching that story. we all had the exact same response at the exact same moment the school board voted 3-1.
>> who's the one?
>> we need names.
>> seems like she did an