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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.

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01/25/2020 2:57 PM
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  • Brigette T.
    a day

    😭

  • Shanti D.
    2 days

    I can tell he does it for love and not for the money they provide ❤️

  • Bea M.
    2 days

    He needs to be in the show! Such a big heart ❤️❤️❤️

  • Yuberky M.
    2 days

    Personas com tu ase falta para eso ninos y persona envegecientes que su hijo los abandoned enfermo.

  • Alice F.
    2 days

    There is a special place for a person with so much compassion and such a huge heart I cried watching this there needs to be more people like him in our crazy world today God bless you sir may your life be filled with happiness for the rest of your life 💞🙏😇

  • Kamisha G.
    3 days

    🙏🏾

  • Queeny F.
    3 days

    Thank you 🙏🙏🙏❤. May God bless you

  • Deb T.
    3 days

    What an amazing man...... I can't comprehend the love and strength he has.

  • Joshua H.
    4 days

    He has a big heart but this is his occupation and he must get paid a lot to live in LA. I'm sure that's why he had 11 children. But love this. I would do the same

  • Tracey C.
    4 days

    You are truly amazing. We need more people like you all around the world.

  • Tiffi B.
    4 days

    God bless u!💞🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Chrollo Z.
    4 days

  • Sylvia B.
    4 days

    God bless this wonderful man. Thank you Mohamed Bzeek for all the love you give to those kids. ❤🙏🏻

  • Shaye B.
    4 days

    I whuldint trust him with my pet rock

  • La C.
    4 days

    I love youuuuuu😥🥰🙏🏻

  • Loukas C.
    5 days

    God bless brother!

  • Soledad L.
    5 days

    God bless you!

  • Kailey K.
    5 days

    You are truly an amazing man. I lost a kitten I had only known 2 months and I grieved for what seemed like forever. This is heartbreaking work thank you for doing it

  • Suzanne C.
    5 days

    May you be blessed for giving your love!

  • Chris M.
    5 days

    This is the standard of what real men and women should be