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Man fosters terminally ill kids

He’s buried 11 children over the past 30 years — but Mohamed Bzeek’s heartbreak doesn’t discourage him from loving terminally ill kids.

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.

01/25/2020 2:57 PM

2492 comments

  • Calleyanne B.
    5 days

    💜

  • Umar F.
    7 days

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/j9anbb-mohamed-bzeek-foster-father

  • Sefah D.
    06/01/2021 09:12

    Hi

  • Joyce A.
    05/31/2021 09:01

    Hi

  • Llnda K.
    05/29/2021 05:24

    Hello welcome

  • Chris M.
    05/27/2021 08:18

    You are a hero in my eyes sir! Thank you for all that you have done & will continue to do.

  • Charlotte A.
    05/24/2021 11:49

    Hi good man

  • Tuhaise J.
    05/23/2021 16:05

    Good help you in all ...

  • Tuhaise J.
    05/23/2021 16:04

    Oooh sorry my beautiful friend

  • Kariuki A.
    05/17/2021 21:07

    Me l want to be with them

  • Tiffany C.
    05/06/2021 11:03

    Thank you sir God bless you

  • Rachel M.
    05/02/2021 12:40

    If pure heart does exist , it is his.

  • Azmir H.
    05/02/2021 04:42

    Kudos to Mr. Mohamed Bzeek. You are true Hero!

  • Majid A.
    05/01/2021 22:51

    Mashallah

  • Gideon S.
    05/01/2021 11:53

    Please can Mohamed Bzeek be 1 time President of USA? Try him and see it for yourselves.

  • Alissa B.
    05/01/2021 02:59

    Well that wrecked me.

  • Amy K.
    04/30/2021 21:33

    Such a beautiful soul.

  • Angel C.
    04/27/2021 19:23

    Wish HH and GBM could would do the same 🤔🤔😲

  • Alisha J.
    04/26/2021 18:50

    This is an example of true compassion and selflessness! Bless your heartfelt efforts and dedication!🥺❤🙌

  • Muthoni M.
    04/25/2021 13:46

    I can't even begin to describe who this man is.... He's just an angel 😇.