One of the things I love most about working with Addicted is having a platform to showcase the amazing work that others do in the world. There’s a lot of negativity out there, so one of my goals is to always shed light on the positive, especially when it can help others.
So when I came across the story of Mohamed Bzeek, a foster parent based in California, I knew he would be the perfect subject for our next Addicts and Angels piece.
Being a foster parent is one of the most challenging roles a person can take on. These are people that give shelter, love and support to some of the most vulnerable children in our communities. While there are many stories of foster families who exploit and abuse their positions, there are just as many, if not more, extremely positive stories about those who open their homes to foster children. Mohamed Bzeek is one of those individuals.
I first came across Mr. Bzeek’s story when my cousin shared a touching video on Facebook about his work. After doing some research, I discovered that it was this L.A. Times article that put his story on the map.
A foster father for more than 20 years, Mohamed Bzeek is the only person in the system willing to give these disabled, ill and dying children a loving home in what may be some of their final days. I would go so far as to say he’s an angel here on earth, and I’m not alone in that thought.
His story touched one woman so much that she started a GofundMe campaign in his name. Margeret Cotts from Oakland Calfornia started the campaign to help Mr. Bzeek with some of the crippling expenses that come with the work he does. The campaign has now far surpassed its goal, with no signs of slowing down.
In a time when anti-muslim sentiment is at an all time high in the U.S., it’s more important than ever to showcase the amazing work of people like Mr. Bzeek.
Click here to donate to Mohamed Bzeek and to help this inspiring man, this angel on earth, continue the amazing work he does.