By: Kate Pabich
She lost her son in a terrible accident now Karen Pauly is going to great lengths to make sure it doesn't happen to any other children.
Jack Pauly was only 19 months old when his life was tragically cut short.
It's been almost two years since that horrible April day.
"We didn't know that jack wanted to come too so he opened the door for the first time and came out and came over by us as I was reversing out of the garage and I backed over him."
Unimaginable hurt for any parent, an accident that will always haunt Karen, but one she hopes to use to save other moms and dads from feeling her pain.
"We're going to congress asking that they make rearview cameras mandatory in all cars."
Karen and her sister will head to Washington D.C. on Wednesday to tell Jack's story. The goal is to convince lawmakers to finish what they started 5 years ago. You see, back in 2008 the process was started to require automakers to increase rearview visibility in their vehicles, but nothing ever came of it.
And Karen says had the law actually been enforced, her son might still be alive.
"It's going to help prevent them from doing what I did. It doesn't seem like it's something that happens very often but it does in the two years since the law was supposed to have been passed, over 385 children have died."
And Karen says if she can keep just one child from the same fate, all her hard work will be worth it.
"Ideally I hear 'that did it' that we convinced some people and that will be the greatest day ever because I know it will make a difference and save children's lives and to know that other families will not have to go through what we went through it will be amazing."
Two U.S. Representatives have written to President Obama asking him to put pressure on this important topic.