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Tragic accident brings community together

WILLS POINT, TX (KLTV) - It's a bitter sweet time for the Ramirez family. Seven weeks ago they celebrated the birth of their baby girl, Cutter. Now, they are mourning the death of their 18-year-old daughter, Cheyenne.

Cheyenne was killed in a horse riding accident on Tuesday, leaving behind her one-year-old son.

"She was a bubbly, just a ball of fun. Obviously everyone, more than I even knew, cared and loved Cheyenne and it is just really impressive to see how many cared about her," says family friend Brooke Browning.

"Honestly, this is the first time in a long time that I have seen our town this close," she says.

Friends and family came together after the Wills Point football game Thursday evening to celebrate the beautiful life of their favorite cowgirl.

Hints of camouflage and pink could be seen throughout the stadium-colors worn in remembrance of Cheyenne.

"Cheyenne was a big time county girl. She spent the majority of her time at the rodeo or in the agriculture building with animals and she was really big into wearing her camo and pink, so we are here to support her," says Browning.

Brooke and her friends worked together to sell pink-camo ribbons as well as candles and decals all to raise money for the Ramirez family.

I have to say that I'm proud of all of these kids up here and I am proud of their parents who have raised them right," says Danny Waymeyer, a friend of the family.

As candles glowed in remembrance of Cheyenne, family and friends reflected on what a light she was in their lives.

 If you would like to make a donation to the Ramirez family, there are two accounts set up at Citizens Bank and American National Bank. A trust fund has been set up for Cheyenne's son, Ryder, at American National Bank.

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