Mohamed Bzeek is a 63 year old fostering father, who’s inspiring the world by taking care of terminal ill children in his home in Los Angeles. The love and care he gives to the children, goes beyond what he gets paid to take care of them. Mohamed has buried over 10 kids and some of them even died in his arms.
His inspiration? His wife Dawn
Mohamed got inspired by his wife Dawn, who was a nurse in a shelter for ill kids. That’s when they started fostering kids in their own home. His wife passed away a few years ago, but Mohamed decided to keep doing what he loves. Mohamed remembers the first time that a kid passed away in his house on the 4th of July in 1991. The child’s mom used to work in a farm where there would use toxic pesticides. The baby wasn’t even able to reach the age of 1. It was extremely hard for Mohamed.
The girl that he is currently taking care of, is a 6 year old little girl who has been living with him since she was 1 month old. Sadly, she is mute, blind, paralyzed in the limbs and has daily seizures. Even though she can’t hear or speak, Mohamed still talks to her every day. He always carries her. For him, she has a soul and a heart and that is what matters. According to the doctors, she lived longer than expected, thanks to the daily care and love Mohamed gives her.
The key is, to love them like your own
In 2016, Mohamed was diagnosed with colon cancer and had to undergo surgery. With nobody by his side, he had to experience on his turn how it feels to be alone, with no family or reassuring words. Luckily, his cancer is now in remission.
“The key is to love them like your own,” Bzeek says. “I know they are sick. I know they are going to die. I do my best as a human being and leave the rest to God.”
Bzeek proves, again, how one person can improve the lives of so many others, simply by his acts. He also raises awareness for the need for more foster parents. Unfortunately, adoption and fostering is still something largely ignored.