MADISON (WKOW) -- On August 19, 2009 a Madison woman was met by her husband in the kitchen.
Julie Schebig and Jerry Orton had a tumultuous relationship.
On that night, Jerry pulled out a mallet, and hit Julie in the head, repeatedly, as her two toddlers watched from their high chairs. He left her on the kitchen floor to die.
While Julie suffered multiple skull fractures, lost part of her ear and was left with a bruised and swollen face, she survived.
Now, she uses her experience and her will to survive to teach the dangers of domestic violence.
Julie travels to local communities to speak to police officers in training, college students and victims of abuse.
This week, she's the keynote speaker for the YWCA of Rock County's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event.
You can find out more about that event by clicking here.
Watch Amber Noggle's one-on-one interview with Julie by clicking on the camera icon.
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