OXNARD, Calif. - Nine-year-old Daniel Valdez is absorbed in “The Swiss Family Robinson,” the fictional story of a family shipwrecked on a tropical island. In real life, he and his family also are marooned, but there is little romance in their tale of survival in this seaside town northwest of Los Angeles.
Daniel, his mother and five brothers, ages 1 to 17, live in a garage without heat or running water in a modest, low-lying neighborhood that sits between celebrity-owned mansions in the hills and the Pacific Ocean. Each morning, they arise at 6:30, get dressed and then leave quietly; they return only after dark — a routine born out of the fear that detection could mean the loss of even this humble dwelling.
Daniel and his brothers have been sleeping in the garage for more than a year http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29356160
any people on here are worried about kids not paying for school lunch or there moms on welfare!!
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Answer by ThaMCE at 12:25 PM on Mar. 2, 2009
Here we go again with the "if you can't afford them, don't have them" line. How do we know that she couldn't afford them a little over a year ago? Maybe when she got pregnant with the youngest things were still o.k. for her. How do you know all about people's lives? Are you God?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Mar. 2, 2009
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Answer by lovinangels at 12:36 PM on Mar. 2, 2009
This is really nothing new. Many school districts have had special units that work with homeless children for years. There are times when nothing that the parent could have done would have prevented them becoming homeless, but more often than not the child is paying for a parent's selfishness or stupid mistake.
Answer by Magpie75 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 2, 2009