MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Less than a year after 3-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews fell and drowned in a grease trap, Gov. Kay Ivey publicly signed an act into law that could help prevent something like that from happening again.
The Sadie Grace Andrews Act would require businesses to have secure grease traps to prevent a child, or anyone from accidentally falling in.
"Anyone who has had a family member pass away understands the heartache and that some things don't heal with time," Corrie Andrews, Sadie's mother, said.
Corrie and her husband said they want their daughter to be remembered for who she was.
"I always have her on my phone so I see her anytime I look at my phone," Tracy Andrews, Sadie's father, said.
The Andrews worked with Senator Tom Whatley to create the bill, and hope the new law will help prevent what happened to their daughter from ever happening again.
"This is just one of many ways God has used it, turning it for good," Corrie Andrews said.
The Andrews want to see the law extend to other states as well.
They also do not plan on stopping with the act; the Andrews plan to start Sadie Hope Ministries, aimed at helping families who have lost a child.
"To help other families that have gone through loss or experienced loss to point them to how they can heal as we are learning," Corrie said.