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Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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There’s a heartbreaking moment in the HBO documentary on Orange County’s motel kids where Dylan Hayes is asked to name a wish for the summer. “To re-do my life,” he says.

Dylan, 11, and his younger siblings Deanna, 9, and Daniel, 5, spent two and a half years living in an Anaheim motel with their father, David, after the children’s mother died. They were featured in “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County,” which premiered last year.

“I want to get a job when I’m a teen,” Dylan said. “If I have a job, I can help out and help my dad buy groceries. And I can buy video games if I save up.”

David Hayes said his wife, Lisa, died of heart failure in 2007 at age 33. Dylan remembers how much his dad cried and describes his mom as “a tickle monster.”

“It’s affected him a lot,” said David, 42. “He doesn’t like to talk about it too much. He wants to make sure she would be proud of him in his endeavors.”

With three young children to care for, David said he could no longer work full-time at a warehouse. After they were evicted from their home in Long Beach, they moved to the motel room with only one bed. David works temp jobs when he can and relies on the bus or one of the kids’ scooters for transportation.

“I can’t keep the kind of work schedule I used to have,” David said. “I need to have something flexible.”

 

For the full article http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dylan-312562-david-motel.html

 

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