As days turn into weeks, and now months, most people who know the story of the missing Colorado City teen, don't know 13-year old Hailey Dunn at all.
Seven weeks after Hailey's disappearance, KTAB obtained exclusive video, and sat down with her mother for an up close look at the missing girl.
For Billie Dunn, her 13-year old daughter will always be her baby girl.
"I'm very blessed to be her mom," said Billie, with tears in her eyes, "even though it hurts so bad right now."
Hailey has been missing for nearly two months, and looking back at home videos from Christmas past, Billie longs for these happier days.
"She's such a good kid," Billie reflects, "and how does this happen to us.
Billie still remembers the day Hailey was born, and how she had been praying for a baby girl.
"She was a good baby, she was a happy baby," Billie said, "I couldn't have asked for better."
Click here for raw home video of Hailey from the Dunn family
Full of smiles, and laughter, Billie says Hailey developed her own personality early in life.
"She's really fun and outgoing," Billie explained.
Through it all, Hailey has one partner-in-crime, her big brother, David Dunn.
"They love each other and it's obvious," said Billie.
Best friends from the beginning, Hailey would want to do everything her brother does, and even to this day, sees David as her hero.
"She admires David a lot, she's really proud of him," Billie said, "really proud of his football and their team."
But as the baby of the house, Hailey does have a streak of mischief!
"We prank each other all the time," Billie reflects.
And a sense of adventure.
"She loves going to Six Flags," Billie recalls, "that's our thing, we're thrill seekers."
Roller coasters were Hailey's favorite.
"One of the pictures we actually rode the ride 4-5 times in a row," said Billie, showing us photos, "just to get the picture we wanted!"
And Hailey might be in a cheerleading uniform, but Billie says her athletic teen is a tomboy at heart.
"She loves UFC," said Billie, "she loves BJ Penn, that's her number one guy."
A fighting spirit, but an All-American girl who still believes in happily ever after.
"She's always said, she'll get married," Billie explained, "she doesn't want to bear her own children, she wants to adopt because she's that caring."
A teenage girl who someday dreams of becoming a teacher or cosmetologist, but as Hailey grows into a young woman.
"She's still a little girl in my eyes," said Billie.
Through the ups and downs Billie never forgets who she's fighting for.
"No matter what's being said or thrown at me, I'm still very proud to be Hailey's mother," she said, "I'm the lucky one, she's mine."
Billie says this journey falls nothing short of an emotional roller coaster, but she still holds out hope that her daughter will one day make it back home.