Book keeps Billie’s light burning bright

CONNECTION: Billie Kinder’s schoolmates at Arndell Anglican College check out their copies of Hope. Photo: Anna McPherson
CONNECTION: Billie Kinder’s schoolmates at Arndell Anglican College check out their copies of Hope. Photo: Anna McPherson

SHE was taken too soon but the love and legacy of Billie Kinder will continue.

A collection of poems, narratives and artworks by the 12-year-old who tragically died in a horse riding incident in New South Wales will now be available in a hardback book titled Hope that is keeping her light burning.

Billie, formerly from the Whitsundays, always dreamed of writing a book.

With her family having uncovered a collection of the youngster's works, they want to share them with the community that cherished her.

The book also gives readers a look at the spirit of this very special girl.

An example of this is Billie's invitation to a woman eating dinner by herself.

The 12-year-old was at a restaurant with her family when she noticed the woman, asking her to join them at their table.

This is just one act of selflessness among a sea of others, far too numerous to include in a single book.

Her fellow students at Cannonvale State School and St Catherine's Catholic College also saw this generous spirit, with Billie always willing to be a friend to those who were being bullied or left behind by others at school.

This was a young girl with maturity and compassion beyond her years.

All funds raised from the book will go to making the world a better place, just as Billie would have wanted it.

The family is yet to decide if the money will help sick children or mistreated animals, but both are causes which were close to Billie's heart.

The book costs $25 and can be purchased from flyhighbillie.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html.

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