By COURTNEY PERKES / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
"What happened to my son was predictable and preventable," she said. "I've always said a mother's love is going to change this. I have prayed all the time that goodness would come out of my son's story."
"If my son had autism I could advocate for him and get services," said Palafox, a nurse. "If my mother had Alzheimer's I could advocate and get services for her. I had to wait for him to deteriorate to the point that I could legally take his rights away in conservatorship and that occurred only after the charges." - Mary Palafox
Mary is a fellow "mom advocate" in California. Read her entire story here: The tipping point for mental illness