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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

2245 comments

  • Janet S.
    10 hours

    What a lovely person ❤

  • Helen D.
    13 hours

    You’re an absolute true gift from God ♥️🙏🏻 And a hero!

  • Allison G.
    a day

    He is a complete angel, god bless him.

  • Lori U.
    a day

    What an amazing, loving man..☺️

  • Katy M.
    2 days

    Amazing guy x

  • Mary S.
    2 days

    There is a very special place in heaven for this wonderful man!!!! Thankyu.

  • Josie R.
    2 days

    very nice man.I hope can meet like that man loveng and caring I like so much that man.

  • Claire J.
    2 days

    Absolute legend 🙌🏻😇🤩🤩❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙💙💙💙🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • Ben H.
    3 days

    Angel in disguise 🙏🏻

  • Stan S.
    3 days

    God will bless this man in this world and the world to come.. golden heart ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Miriam E.
    3 days

    There are some beautiful humans in this world like Mohamed bzeek. You deserve more then any awards made of perishable materials. Nothing can ever replace what you give; you kind and compassionate man. Thats what I call a "real" man. All the best to you and may life rewards you with joy and happiness... always.

  • Archiemore A.
    4 days

    God's people....

  • Claire B.
    4 days

    💞👏

  • Trena O.
    4 days

    Bless you sir. You will be rewarded for this . And you should be honored ♥️😇

  • Marcia B.
    4 days

    You're a very special individual a doing wonderful things for these children. Bless you

  • Yolanta K.
    4 days

    Thank you 🙏🏻 Angel. You give what we all take for granted: LOVE 💓🙏🏻❤️. Thank you, thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Ashley H.
    4 days

    what a legend

  • Niki L.
    4 days

    my heart

  • Kelly A.
    4 days

    What a lovely selfless man he’s doing a great job 👏🏻

  • Teresa P.
    4 days

    What a blessing to this world..You've an amazing human

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