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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

2149 comments

  • Joan N.
    11/20/2020 20:26

    She was blessed to have u as a foster parent God will all was Bless u so sorry four ur lost

  • A B.
    11/19/2020 14:58

    superstar

  • Josephine N.
    11/18/2020 06:26

    U are a great gentleman sir . May the most high keep his Mercy on u

  • Waisa R.
    11/17/2020 19:57

    Incredible person.❤❤❤Bless him.

  • Ashley N.
    11/13/2020 05:52

    Really takes a gentle and loving caring soul to keep going and helping them fight their last days and care for them. And love them properly and only if everyone knew that kind of love.

  • Christina-Hermanna S.
    11/10/2020 07:08

    Bless you Mohammed a true living example.

  • Mona F.
    11/08/2020 06:52

    An angel on earth. All faiths can agree. Thank you. ❤️

  • Neh E.
    11/06/2020 11:38

    God bless u sir

  • Cheryl V.
    11/02/2020 15:50

    You are so amazing

  • Grace B.
    10/30/2020 01:48

    Man with a very big heart ❤️ God bless you.

  • Robbie G.
    10/28/2020 23:32

    This man has the biggest heart

  • Nkah N.
    10/25/2020 16:29

    GOD keep you and belss you

  • Mary M.
    10/25/2020 09:07

    You are one very loving man.❤️

  • Dawn B.
    10/24/2020 15:21

    This man is amazing my hero

  • Hope N.
    10/22/2020 16:25

    He is an angel on earth

  • Milo G.
    10/21/2020 17:35

    look where his right hand is

  • Kristy S.
    10/20/2020 18:41

    God bless you sir. You have a beautiful soul💗

  • Kat Z.
    10/18/2020 15:32

    God bless you thank you x

  • Marisa B.
    10/16/2020 21:16

    👍👏👏

  • Victoria N.
    10/16/2020 18:19

    Everyone says this guy is great, but maybe he gets his sick kicks out of watching little boys and girls die. I'm sick of watching this sick guy pretend he loves and cares. He's a sicko. I hope I'm wrong. But I see a world of false people with two faces.

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