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Memorial Golf Outing in Honor of Freedom Man Killed in Accident

By John Maino. CREATED Aug 28, 2014

Freedom, WI -- There are certain things Devin Julius really enjoyed like playing soccer for Freedom High School, working on old trucks in auto body class and having an absolute blast cutting it up with his buddies.

"He was extremely hyper and a lot of fun. I've never seen him upset, said Devin's mother, Jody.

"He lit up a room," added his dad, Jim.

Tragically, his life was cut short on Easter Sunday when a car slammed into Julius and another motorcyclist. Both were killed, and the driver took off. Julius' parents were now living a nightmare.

"I've lost parents, siblings and friends. There's nothing like it. There's a hole in your heart that will never fill. I wouldn't wish this on the worst person in the world. No one," said Jim.

To compound the pain, it was five days until the driver was discovered.

The first five days, we didn't know who did it or why they ran, how they could run and leave someone lying like that. Inexcusable. It was hard," Jim said.

It was actually the driver's father who turned in his son. So now, just four months removed from that horrible day, with wounds and emotions still raw, Jim and Jody want to start giving back in the form of scholarships to others who hope to pursue the very dream that Devin so fervently chased. They're holding a memorial golf outing on August 30th at Irish Waters Golf Course in Freedom.

Jim says, "It fired him up. Everyday he came home, 'Guess what I learned?' We want to take proceeds and do scholarships for kids who don't have funds to do it on their own."

It's a great cause for a great young man, but it's only human for parents in this situation to wonder if, at times, life just isn't fair.

"All the time. Everyday," said Jim.

Click here for more information on the Devin Julius Memorial Golf Outing.