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Helena mom gives daughter a neigh-borly birthday surprise

Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 20:49:19-04

HELENA — Having a birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic can be no fun for young kids and teens.

However, one Helena mom wasn't going to let social distancing get in the way of throwing her daughter the best 15th birthday she possibly could.

Amanda Wheeler found Debra Remillard offering horse rides on Facebook.

She decided to contact Debra for her daughter Cerenity's 15th birthday.

Debra owns a farm called "Little Patch of Heaven" outside of East Helena with many animals, and felt this was a special way she could give back to those in the community during these difficult times.

"We waited there for a minute, and then the horse showed up, and then she gave me this note, and it was a clue to find one of my gifts, and so I went on the horse ride and I found the gift and I got a harp," said Cerenity.

"Everybody is just having a little bit of a tough time, and these kids at this age, and they really can't be with their friends, and there’s so much that they're already missing, to just give a little bit, it is a great privilege, actually, really fun. It makes my day as well," said owner Remillard.

After Cerenity's horse ride, her friends and family drove by her house for a birthday parade.

She says despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this was one of the best birthdays she's had!

Debra has been booked up giving pony rides for other kids in the community, but says if you would like to contact her, she can be found on Facebook on the "Caremongering, Helena Montana" page.

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