A man from California is fostering children since 1989. The man’s name is Mohamed Bzeek and he is 62-year-old and he is determined to make a difference by fostering kids in need.
Getting children adopted is tough in itself but it’s more challenging to find a home for children with a terminal illness.
Bzeek started fostering children with his wife Dawn in 1989 and they often helped with the kids who were sick. In 1991 one of the foster children they adopted died. After that, the couple decided to take specifically terminally ill children and care for them.
In 2013 the couple separated but Bzeek kept fostering as a single dad. There are enough people who are willing to take care of children with terminal illnesses as it can be very hard physically and emotionally straining.
Bzeek buried ten of his foster children, some of who died in his arms. It is a tiring job but he says – “The key is, you have to love them like your own,”
He started taking care of a girl with a rare brain defect when she was 1 month old and currently gives most of his time caring for her. When she became 2 years old doctors informed her there is no more medical treatment that can save her life. The girl is now 6 years old all because of Bzeek’s care and love.
She’s blind, deaf, and paralyzed in her arms and legs, has daily seizures, and requires constant care.
“I know she can’t hear, can’t see, but I always talk to her,” he said. “I’m always holding her, playing with her, touching her. … She has feelings. She has a soul. She’s a human being” said Bzeek.
He has even been recognized by the California adoption community for the great work he has done.
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