Fam­ily and friends pay trib­ute

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

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.

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