One father in Los Angeles has taken on a mission that would break anyone’s heart, caring for terminally ill children in the foster care system — and yet he finds the strength each day to make life better for children who have no one else.

The Los Angeles Times recently shared Mohamed Bzeek’s remarkable story. Bzeek and his late wife, Dawn, began caring for terminally ill children who had do-not-resuscitate orders in the late 1980’s. The couple also has one biological son, Adam, 19, who was born with brittle bone disease and dwarfism.

“The key is, you have to love them like your own,” Bzeek, now 62, told the Times. “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 has cared for approximately 10 terminally ill foster children.

Bzeek currently cares for a 6-year-old girl with a rare brain defect — the child is blind, deaf and paralyzed, and requires constant care. Bzeek is licensed through the state of California to care for medically fragile children whose own families cannot, or will not, care for them.

“I know she can’t hear, can’t see, but I always talk to her,” he told the…

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