PORTLAND – A family fighting through heartbreak said goodbye to their little girl Saturday.
Eleven-year-old Kylie Hornych was hit and killed by a car last week while playing in her front yard. Her family invited the public to come to the memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Westside Community Church in Beaverton.
The girl's family said it was a celebration of Kylie’s life.
"There’s no words that can express the sorrow that this family feels right now," Kylie’s father Daniel Hornych said on Friday.
He spent Friday preparing a eulogy for his daughter’s memorial service.
Last Thursday Kylie was playing in her front yard when a Prius left the road and hit her. The car then crashed into her house. She died on the way to the hospital.
"All my kids are unusual. They're kind. They don't speak bad words about people. They don't swear. They just --they do the right thing, and Kylie was just representative of that," Daniel Hornych said. "It's something I think we all seek and we all want. She was it."
As it continues to settle in that this beautiful girl is never coming home, her family continues thanking people stopping by the memorial in front of their home.
“It’s really hard because so many little kids have been affected because so many little kids just loved her so much," Kylie’s older sister told KGW.
Her father expressed appreciation and welcomed anyone and everyone to the service.
"I'd also like to thank the community so far for all the love and the blessings," he said. "You never know who's the catalyst to start that love rolling and change the world. So maybe from this, it can remind you that when you look at your kids and your loved ones to really understand that time is short."
KGW reporter Erica Heartquist contributed to this report.