Horn shapes up to bul­lies

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

THE sui­cide of bul­lied school­girl Amy “Dolly” Ev­erett has world cham­pion Bris­bane boxer Jeff Horn fired up to take on a new kind of fight.

Horn, who was also tor­mented by bul­lies as a teen, said it was time the coun­try ral­lied to con­demn bullying faced by kids.

He said he was will­ing to front a cam­paign to end the suf­fer­ing of bul­lied chil­dren.

Dolly was only 14 when she took her own life ear­lier this month, a de­ci­sion her father de­scribed as a des­per­ate at­tempt to “es­cape the evil in this world”.

Horn said he was up­set to learn of Dolly’s story, par­tic­u­larly af­ter wel­com­ing his first child, daugh­ter Is­abelle.

“I was quite sad about it be­cause I’ve been through (bullying) my­self,” he said.

Horn pleaded with kids suf­fer­ing at the hands of bul­lies to seek help.

PHOTO: AAP

MOVED: Jeff Horn and lit­tle Is­abelle.

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