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Dolly’s Dream: The brave mission to make a change after her tragic death

Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett’s parents have been on a mission in the months since she took her own life at just 14-years-old.

The Northern Territory teen, who was the face of the Akubra hats at aged 6, was being bullied online before her death.

Her parents, Kate and Tick Everett, are determined that her death wouldn’t be in vain, setting up ‘Dolly’s Dream’ with the help of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

The plan is to create change in schools and raise a conversation around cyber bulling and youth suicide.

Kate told Neil Mitchell it has brought the issue into the spotlight.

“We’ve said this over and over again, if we can help one other family, if we can help someone else,” she said.

Tick said he believes the conversation is getting somewhere, and it’s rewarding to get messages from parents and kids who they have helped.

“Right from the start we said we were going to form this, and help not only kids, but parents who don’t know how to deal with this,” he said.

“In a way it’s been good for me to have something to make you get out of bed every morning.

“Having the charity gives us a purpose.”

They’re in Melbourne for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Buddy Run, an anti-bullying fun run on October 21.

To find out more about the fun run, click here 

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If you are in need of assistance, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

To find out more about Dolly’s Dream, click here

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