A TERRITORY teenager says she is "obsessed" about raising awareness of missing child Madeleine McCann.
Amanda Oosterbaan, 14, has
devoted her life for the past 12 months to helping find the
toddler who disappeared in 2007.
Yesterday marked 1000 days
since the disappearance of the little British girl allegedly
snatched from her holiday home in Portugal.
Amanda, a Year 9 student
at Sanderson Middle School, said she was drawn to the case
and could not pinpoint exactly where her interest started.
"I feel that I have to make a difference and do something," she said.
And Amanda has been busy
with her awareness campaign.
For the 1000-day
anniversary she hung a poster on the front fence of her
Wulagi home which read "Bring Back Madeleine McCann".
Amanda said she posts an
average of 30 blogs on discussion sites a week, keeps
herself informed of all alleged sightings and breaking news
developments, has photos of McCann on her MSN page, and
carries a collection of photos of McCann with her to show
whenever she meets someone new.
"I believe she's still
alive," Amanda said. "It just doesn't feel like she's dead.
Maybe her life is living hell, but I don't believe she's
Amanda's mum Nadina Cauchi said she had no idea where the interest has come from.