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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

2336 comments

  • Patrick M.
    10 hours

    What a grand heart you have. You make me want to contemplate so much after me and me wife witnessed abandoned babies at the NICU due to their condition. Wish I could of taken them all home. Breaks my heart. Would break anyone's heart if they witnessed the abandonment. Love this man.

  • Caren T.
    a day

    You are such a lovely caring man you are so incredible person.The children that you have looked after we're so blessed to have been in your care and loved,Mohamed you have a special heart and love for children in need,God has given you pure love to care for the unwanted children God bless you

  • Shirley D.
    3 days

    Amazing person

  • Josey A.
    3 days

    God bless you more🙏🙏

  • AkeNa B.
    5 days

    Thank you so much 😢may God bless you always🙏❤

  • Ernmil M.
    5 days

    he has his ticket to heaven❤️❤️ He's good deeds will never be forgotten by ☝️. It is written on the book of life surely.

  • Marie-Eina I.
    6 days

    God bless u and ur family tremendously...

  • Heyhalley K.
    6 days

    I salute you sir..GB!!❤❤

  • דינה א.
    7 days

    אמןן

  • דינה א.
    7 days

    מסכנה כואב נשמתה עדן

  • Danica G.
    7 days

    May god always blessed you with good health and Long life.. 😇💕💕💕

  • Latifat F.
    7 days

    May Almighty Allaah make it easy 4 u nd reward u on earth in d here after. Jazakah lah khairan

  • Ndeh C.
    03/02/2021 10:14

    God will continue bless you and provide for you so that you can do more help,

  • Steve C.
    03/02/2021 06:44

    Lovely man

  • Sabina R.
    03/02/2021 06:37

    Blessed man

  • Carol T.
    03/02/2021 06:03

    You're a beautiful soul that takes care and last little angels xxxx

  • Jane C.
    03/01/2021 17:46

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU

  • Mauci J.
    03/01/2021 11:23

    God bless you sir

  • Ify U.
    03/01/2021 07:05

    I love you Mohammed Bzeek. More grace

  • Jeffery T.
    02/28/2021 20:02

    God bless you immensely,...

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