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He's fostered terminally ill kids for 20 years

He's fostered terminally ill kids for 20 years — providing children like his deaf-blind foster daughter with unconditional warmth and love. ❤️

Every child has the right to have a family and a home

Mohamed Bzeek became known globally for fostering terminally ill children. When Brut. interviewed him in July 2018, he was caring for his foster daughter who was born with a rare brain defect. In December 2019, his foster daughter died — years after doctors had anticipated. Bzeek has buried 11 children over the 30 years he’s been a foster parent in Los Angeles.

Doing more for those kids who have nobody

“To me, every child has the right to have a family. and a home. I adopted my daughter in January 2011. She was diagnosed with several problems. She is blind and deaf. She has almost no brain and has many convulsions. The only way to communicate with her is to touch her. When I took her, they told me, "If you are lucky. Maximum two months." Not even, some say a few weeks or maximum two months. She was six weeks old. And she died on her ninth birthday. So instead of celebrating her birthday, we celebrated her life. Kids who have terminal illness. Really, there is not many homes for them. You know they stay in the hospital, though, in the facility. Nobody wants to take them. So, I commit myself to take care of these kids as long as I am healthy and as long as I can provide good care for them", Mohamed Bzeek tells Brut.

Sleeping in the same room for nine years

Despite his heartbreak, he says he'll continue caring for children in need. Bzeek says his own experience with cancer in 2016 made him more compassionate toward sick children. Bzeek has fostered more than 80 children and says he plans to take care of more after taking a break.

Brut.

08/01/2018 5:01 PM
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  • Mia N.
    01/28/2020 05:25

    May Allah reward you in the highest Jannah. best example of been Muslim. insh Allah one day I will follow your footsteps.

  • Phyllis G.
    12/19/2019 04:39

    This beautiful man is caring for foster babies who are not expected to live very long! He is my dearest angel! I don't know him but do know the compassion he feels for these little ones who have such a short life, and live in hospitals, never being adored, or being a member of a family! We were foster parents over 40 years, in Colorado and also during that time, we lived in Mississippi in the late 70's and early 80's.We fostered 292 children from both states, adopted 6, had 2 precious sons biologically, hosted 13 exchange students and cared for 15 angels like this little one from hospitals, many in hospice care. We worked with parents of these children, and they visited when they could. When the children passed away, they would go back to their parents for burial. We had one little angel, Michael who was found at a Warehouse Food Store, Dec. 17, 1981,in Jackson, Ms.in a cardboard box in the parking lot. They never found his parents! He was a newborn, blue from the cold and suffered brain damage. We named him, Michael because a young man who we cared for from some dear friends who needed help because of family problems, went to school with our boys in Colorado until he went back home to Minnesota to his family. His parents called us the week we were to pick him up at the hospital, to tell us their son passed away from drowning by falling through the ice while ice fishing. We asked if they would mind if we used his name for this precious little one, and they said yes. He was named Michael Nicholas Ware. The nurses at the hospital called him Nicholas and the Ware from where he was found. We went back to Colorado because he would run fevers, and we needed a cooler climate. Michael couldn't talk or hold his head up. His eyes and laugh were contagious/! He was mainstreamed and went to school. He went to birthday parties and rollerskating, with the children pushed him around and he would smile and laugh with delight!! We adored him and so many others, his classmates, became therapists because of him. Thank you so very much, for this article. Michael died just before his 8th birthday. We still have so many memories of all these special babies God shared with us. To Alan, Tony, Paul, Shaniqua, T.J, Raymond, Zion, Matthew, and our other blessed angels in Heaven, we will see you soon. We are so grateful also for our children who came from all over the world and shared these children with us. Please consider loving a little child, foster or adoption are a beautiful experience. Open up your hearts and home to children who have no one. God Bless!♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Nikki M.
    09/04/2019 06:47

    This is love. This is everything

  • Whitney G.
    08/12/2019 15:02

    😢❤

  • Whitney G.
    08/12/2019 15:02

    😭😭

  • Zazie T.
    08/09/2019 03:50

    Sad story 😞

  • Hamza A.
    06/23/2019 12:33

    💕

  • Chrstphr C.
    06/20/2019 08:02

    hats off to you sir.

  • Alan S.
    06/20/2019 04:23

    🤲🤲🤲🤲🤲😭😭😭👍

  • Amulya P.
    06/19/2019 20:36

    God bless you

  • Debbie S.
    06/19/2019 16:27

    You are a great loving man with a big heart to care for these children .

  • Alicia M.
    06/19/2019 03:38

    Bless his heart 🙏🏽❤️

  • Dudz C.
    06/18/2019 02:59

    And the us government hates these immigrants..

  • Nathan G.
    06/18/2019 02:48

    Godbless you for letting these children feel the love they should be receiving💙❤💚💖

  • Winsome M.
    06/17/2019 22:22

    Amen

  • Ahmed M.
    06/17/2019 19:13

    Inchalah you will go to jannah for what are doing 👌

  • Mariana B.
    06/17/2019 13:16

    Tears flowing. What a compassionate soul you are. You don't give up and you don't stop showering them with love. I wish i could meet you. God Bless you.

  • Regina B.
    06/17/2019 12:18

    i hope you live longer and may other people do what you are still doing now.thank you!And I know god will bless you..

  • Katy M.
    06/17/2019 10:02

    Subhanallah. Thank you for your kindness.

  • Maggie C.
    06/17/2019 08:53

    Please let that poor child die!! She should have died at birth as most babies with this condition do. I hate to think what this child might be suffering and nobody will know.