Com­mu­nity ral­lies for in­jured rider

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

THE horse rid­ing com­mu­nity is ral­ly­ing be­hind a Bulls­brook nurse with “a heart of gold” after a se­ri­ous horse rid­ing ac­ci­dent last month left her in an in­duced coma.

Kir­rily Beer was rid­ing with a friend on a bri­dle trail in Bulls­brook when her horse spooked, caus­ing her to fall and sus­tain se­ri­ous head in­juries.

Now the com­mu­nity is ral­ly­ing be­hind Mrs Beer and her fam­ily, at­tempt­ing to fundraise more than $10,000 through a GoFundMe page.

Friend Sa­man­tha Un­stead said she wanted to en­sure that when she woke up, Mrs Beer and her hus­band Ron would not have to worry about how they would pay their bills.

“Her hus­band has been by her side and un­able to work, so we wanted to make sure that this was one less thing they would have to worry about,” she said.

“Ev­ery­one has been so kind and has been ask­ing how they can help dur­ing this tough time.”

Mrs Beer is in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion and her longterm prog­no­sis is not known.

Ms Un­stead said Mrs Beer was the kind of per­son who would do any­thing she could for other peo­ple.

“There has been so much sup­port for her from the horse com­mu­nity and the peo­ple she works with. She’s been a nurse for 20 years and she has helped so many peo­ple,” she said.

“She’s got a huge heart and she’s one of the most gen­er­ous peo­ple I’ve ever known and does any­thing she can to help other peo­ple.”

To donate, visit https: //www.gofundme.com/help­kir­rilys-fam­ily.

Kir­rily Beer on horse­back.

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