Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Denver Broncos' Wes Welker Autographs Girl's head in Support of her Cancer Battle

A girl battling cancer got some star-studded support at an event in Aurora, and she has head autographs to prove it.

Brian Hernandez from the Denver Channel 

AURORA, Colo. - A girl battling cancer got some star-studded support Tuesday at an event at Children's Hospital in Aurora, and she has autographs on her head to prove it.

Delaney Clements, 11, is fighting stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancer that attacks nerve tissue. Her treatments made her hair fall out.

But at a celebrity chef cooking event at the hospital Tuesday, actor Jeffrey Donovan of the TV show "Burn Notice," and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, spent some time with Clements and shared their support by answering her request for autographs by signing their names on her head.

Clements told 7NEWS she plans on never washing her head again.

Last week, Clements' friend Kamryn Renfro, 9, shaved her head to show her support.

"I did it because she is my best friend and I didn't want her to be the only one laughed at," Renfro said.

However, the charter school Renfro attends, Caprock Academy, originally said the haircut violated the school dress code. The school had asked the girl to stay home until her hair grew back, but the Board of Directors reversed that decision following a flood of nationwide feedback.

"I think it is ridiculous that that happened," Clements said. "I'm just so happy that there is somebody there for me."

"It was the right thing to do for her and it just made me feel good," Renfro said.

Renfro joined her friend at the event Tuesday which also featured celebrity chef Ming Tsai.

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