Bob Schmill continues to live by the words he uttered nine years ago at his son's bedside in the hospital.
At the time someone made the statement after Matt Schmill died from injuries caused by a drunk driver that "Matt's gone and will be just another forgotten victim."
Bob's response: "Not if I can help it."
In a recent interview with WOWT6 News said, "I continue to make regular visits to high schools speaking to as many as 7 classes during the day."
He also has been a top advocate for stronger drunk driving laws in Nebraska. He successfully helped in efforts that led to the Unicam passing seventeen new measures.
On Saturday Bob will be on hand at Omaha Skutt High School to help with another continuing effort to save lives.
Her serves as a volunteer photographer for the 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk to Remember sponsored by Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 and WOWT NBC.
Bob will have his son's jeep on hand which has become the symbol of the Keep Matt's Dream Alive Foundation.
"His dream was to restore the jeep and his friends finished that work after Matt died. It helps in spreading our message Don't Drink and Drive."
Asked how he has kept the passion burning now nine years after his son died, Bob said, "My time talking with people and doing this and doing things on the run, it's my time with my son."
For more information on the Run/Walk to Remember click on the link included with this story.