For more than twenty years, a widowed foster father, living in Los Angeles, adopts terminally ill children and gives them all the love and care they need until the last day.
No matter how cruel and heartless this world may seem at times, stories of heroes that live just around the corner restore our hope in humanity. The story of a widowed foster father who is dedicated to caring for terminally ill children so that they don’t have to die alone will break your heart into a thousand pieces!
A 65-year-old man, living in Los Angeles, Mohamed Bzeek, adopts terminally ill children who have no one else, and gives them all the love they need until the last day!
The former Libyan immigrant came to the US four decades years ago and became an official citizen in 1997. Since he started this mission, he had taken care of 80 children, and 10 of them died in his arms.
He finds a way to cope with the grief and pain, as he has vowed to continue his selfless work.
“In 1995, we[Mohamed and his late wife] decided to adopt orphans left at hospitals or taken from their families by the state because of violence and pressure. The only house that accepts orphans and children who are about to die in Los Angeles is my house. I have dealt with 80 children since 1989. Ten children lost their lives in my arms.”
It has been reported that whenever the Los Angeles DCFS has an orphan in such a distressing condition, they call this amazing man. He is always willing to accept the child in need of care.
“They know that I do not hesitate to accept. If I don’t, they are sent to hospitals and don’t have a family or house. However, when I take them, they feel a family atmosphere. They feel safe and are loved until the end of their lives.”
This hero, who has been a foster father for more than two decades, makes sure he creates a loving and safe environment for the children at his home.
At the same time, he also raises his own son, born with dwarfism and osteogenesis imperfecta.
Back in 2017, Mr. Bzeek himself was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer. At this point, he was scared too.
“I had no family with me and I was scared. I felt the same what the kids feel. They are alone. If I am 62 [now 65] and I am scared, what about them?”
Margaret Cotts has established a GoFundMe page to help this selfless man and his work.
Yet, even though the initial goal of the fundraiser was $100,000, people from all around the world, touched by the benevolent widower and his incredible heart, have donated nearly $700,000 so far.
The founder of the page quotes Mr. Bzeek:
“The key is you have to love them like your own.”