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"She loved her teammates, she loved her family." Shorewood plans memorial game for Megan Frieseke

Posted at 9:44 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 23:25:11-04

SHOREWOOD — "I miss her and love her. She's my best friend," Emily Frieseke says.

Emily Frieseke did everything with her twin, Megan. They were inseparable.

"On Instagram I have twins reach out to me and say I can't imagine what you're going through," Emily says.

What she's going through, is living life without her other half. On March 31, Emily and Megan were in a car crash just outside Madison. Megan didn't survive. Older brother Bryan was driving and relives that memory, every day.

"Every hour...I take walks. I'm always laughing or crying about crazy stuff," Bryan Frieseke says.

At their parent's home in Shorewood, the siblings remember Megan for her huge heart and dedication to friends.

"She loved her teammates, she loved her family, she loved her friends," Bryan says.

And she loved volleyball. It's a common bond the Frieseke family shares. Bryan coaches at Shorewood, where Megan and Emily played on the varsity team.

"Since fifth grade we played together," Emily says.

Emily won't play her senior year. She's still recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.

"The pain was too much physically and mentally," Emily says.

But she will return to the court tomorrow, for a memorial game in honor of her sister.

"I know Megan would be excited that we're doing this for her because she loved volleyball so much and loved being a part of the team," Emily says.

That love lives on, in little reminder.

"My mom says butterflies around are her presence. And one time, on a jet ski a dragon fly followed me going 55," Bryan says.

And in their faith.

"There is a reason God took her from us so soon and we can get stronger living through her memory and the fact that we're still here," Bryan says.

"Megan was the most loving person. I miss her jokes. All of her jokes," Emily says. TMJ4 Main Sports Anchor Lance Allan says "Even the bad ones?" "Yes, even the bad ones," Emily says with a laugh.

The 'Live Like Megan' memorial game is Tuesday night at Shorewood High School. The varsity game starts aty 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

There is also an online fundraiser setup if you want to help the family. Click here to donate.