A MOTHER'S LOVE

WITH THE STATE OUT OF MONEY, ONE WOMAN WENT TO EXTREMES TO GET HELP FOR HER MENTALLY ILL SON

Instead of accepting her son back, Ellis filed suit to make him a ward of the state. In what she calls a "desperate act," his mother abandoned Tommy so that he could get help.

On November 27, after a court order and after spending three months in the emergency psychiatric unit of the Maricopa County Medical Center, Tommy was placed into Arizona Youth Association, a group home for emotionally and mentally disturbed juveniles.

"I gave up custody of my child to force the state to meet his needs," Ellis says.

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