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Dolly Everett’s parents break their silence in emotional TV interview about her tragic suicide

Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett should have been celebrating her 15th birthday this Tuesday.

Instead, it will be a painful day for her friends and family after the Northern Territory teenager took her own life on January 3 following years of cyber and schoolyard bullying.

Once the face of Akubra with her beaming smile, Dolly’s tragic death shocked the nation.

Once the face of Akubra, Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett took her own life in January. She was just 14

Dolly suffered many years of cyber and schoolyard bullying before her tragic death

Dolly suffered many years of cyber and schoolyard bullying before her tragic death

Tick and Kate Everett's interview with A Current Affair will air on Tuesday night on what would have their daughter's 15th birthday

Tick and Kate Everett’s interview with A Current Affair will air on Tuesday night on what would have their daughter’s 15th birthday

Her heartbroken parents Tick and Kate Everett have spoken publicly for the first time since Dolly’s funeral to remember their ‘gorgeous, amazingly funny and talented’ daughter.

Their first ever television interview will air on A Current Affair on Tuesday night.

The current affairs program has released a sneak preview of the family’s interview with host Tracey Grimshaw, which has been described as a powerful message and ‘one all of Australia should hear.’

‘Had someone said six months ago, this would be our story I would have said no way,’ her mum told A Current Affair.

Her father added: ‘Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness she left behind.’

Dolly (right), pictured with her parents and sister Meg were a close knit family

Dolly (right), pictured with her parents and sister Meg were a close knit family

‘She had so much to live for,’ Mrs Everett said.

‘I wish she could see herself through my eyes and not through the eyes of the people who made her feel like that.’  

They also spoke about Dolly’s love for her family, animals, art and music, butterflies and books.

‘In my eyes she was this gorgeous, amazingly funny and talented girl who had so much to live for and could have been anything she wanted to be,’ Mrs Everett said.

The family has vowed to make a difference helping other young bullied victims. 

Dolly had so much to live for. 'I wish she could see herself through my eyes and not through the eyes of the people who made her feel like that,' her mum told A Current Affair

Dolly had so much to live for. ‘I wish she could see herself through my eyes and not through the eyes of the people who made her feel like that,’ her mum told A Current Affair

Amy 'Dolly' Everett should have been celebrating her 15th birthday this Tuesday

Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett should have been celebrating her 15th birthday this Tuesday

'Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness she left behind,' her dad said.

‘Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness she left behind,’ her dad said.

Dolly’s Dream was established by her family and friends in her memory to create positive change and lasting legacy.

A Go Fund Me page has raised more than $110,000 in the last three months.

‘Dolly’s Dream aims to increase awareness of the serious issue of bullying and its devastating effects; work to prevent bullying; mitigate bullying, including cyber bullying, within schools; change the culture in the community to prevent bullying and to support the victims of bullying,’ the page states.

Dolly loved her family, animals, art and music, butterflies and books

Dolly loved her family, animals, art and music, butterflies and books

Dolly¿s Dream was established by her family and friends in her memory to raise awareness about bullying and its devastating effects

Dolly’s Dream was established by her family and friends in her memory to raise awareness about bullying and its devastating effects



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