KAYSVILLE, Utah – Family and friends said goodbye to eight-year-old Macie Hill on Saturday.
Hill died of injuries sustained during the Kaysville 4th of July parade. They were cheering with her band on the parade ground when the slide went over.
Cheerleaders from across the state joined to cheer on the Hill family.
Usually they were against each other but on this day they were united.
“As a cheerleading community we’re all brought together, especially in times like these,” said Weber High School team captain Asha Rydalch. “I felt a lot of love from the whole team.”
Last Monday many of these leaders marched in the Independence Day parade. That’s why Saturday’s gathering felt so personal.
“It could be one of us,” one cheerleader said.
‘She was the darling of the family’: Kaysville family remembers Macie Hill
Jaimie Hancock arranged for the funeral directors. “Seeing the emotion on their faces was amazing. To be able to support a family that we don’t know personally but they are our happy family and that is what happiness is all about. “
Some estimate that as many as 40 different groups showed up to support the Hill family.
“I thought it was a really, really bittersweet moment, and we’re glad we’re here for support,” he said.
Hill was buried at Linquist Memorial Park in Layton.
The family has set up a go fund me* account to help pay expenses.
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