Santa Rosa mom who lost 1-year-old son and his father hopes her tragedy can help other addicts

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The scene still plays over and over in her head: Walking into a Santa Rosa home and finding her 1-year-old son dead next to his unconscious father. Sitting nearby on a piece of foil was the killer – the powerful narcotic fentanyl.

Emily Guillory gets a break from the horrific images when she’s sleeping, but awakens every morning to the reality that her son Liam and the boy’s father Patrick O’Neill are gone.

Authorities later determined Liam likely ingested the fentanyl after his father overdosed.

“Unfortunately he was only here for a short time but I do believe he came here to save me and to show me what true love meant,” Guillory said, remembering her bright-eyed boy.

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