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.


01/25/2020 2:57 PM
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  • Love K.
    12 hours

    I don’t mind to be a foster parents when they died my body will died with them. I don’t see myself getting attached to someone then died you are a hero God bless you🙏🏾 my friend died 16 years ago sometime I just think of her and cry 😭 cry cry nonestop

  • Tracey L.
    12 hours

    There should be more people like him xxgod bless him xx

  • Tracey L.
    12 hours

    This man is absolutely amazing god bless him and his lovely soul xxx

  • Joanne F.
    13 hours

    An Angel On Earth, You Will Have Your Rewards In Heaven For Giving So Much Of Yourself On Earth....

  • Johanna K.
    13 hours

    Takes a special person to do what he has done😍

  • Christine A.
    14 hours

    May God bless you 💝

  • Danette B.
    15 hours


  • Albina S.
    15 hours

    God bless you

  • Roslyn D.
    16 hours

    What a beautiful, special man!

  • Ann B.
    17 hours

    Just see the compassion in him. He is not a normal human with heart like the worldly humans. He is a special soul made by God for the little angels who need love.

  • Monica M.
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  • Kelvin I.
    19 hours

    Great man.

  • Charmaime P.
    21 hours

    Sir do what ever you can do for those that in need God will bless you

  • KC C.
    a day

    They make it so very hard to foster until it gets frustrating even to try. God speed to this man and all the other fosters

  • Debby D.
    a day

    Thank you for doing this!

  • Danielle M.
    a day

    😭❤️ there is a special place in heaven for this man! All the angels will be there at the gate with his little girl no longer sick and able to tell him she loves him.(I know she was a foster but his daughter in his eyes)

  • Aastha B.
    a day

    You are an Angel!!!😔

  • Carys W.
    a day

    Amazing brave kind hearted man wish I could be as strong as you

  • Katie B.
    a day

    What a beautiful human being ❤️

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