Family and friends pay tribute
FAMILY and friends of 12-year-old Billie Kinder remembered a young talent taken too soon this week.
A ceremony was held at the Hawkesbury Race Club, with mourners wearing sunflowers in her memory on Tuesday.
Billie’s cousin, Devon Mayson, has paid tribute to the horse riding star, penning a song titled Fly High in her memory.
“When I read the news this morning, my eyes just hovered on the page,” recounts the song.
“I’ve seen your photograph 100 times, printed right beside your name. And the tears stream down, I don’t think they will ever end.
“A thousand hearts all break for you, hearts that time could never heal.”
Formerly of the Whitsundays, Billie was living in Pitt Town when she was trampled by a family horse on their property.
Billie was found by her mother, Danny Mayson, before being airlifted to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where she passed away that evening.
The family want to honour their lost loved one, with Billie’s uncle having started a mycause campaign.
The family are currently deciding how the funds will be used, with discussions around what would make Billie happy.
To donate, visit http://www.flyhighbillie.com/. To listen to the song penned by Ms Mayson and view the accompanying video, visit http://www.whitsundaytimes.com.au/news/rememberinglife-taken-too-soon/.
VALE: Billie Kinder.